March 21st, 2011 13:23 EST
Stash Of Weed Found In 2,700 Year-Old Grave In Gobi Desert!
"Nearly two pounds of still-green plant material found in a 2,700-year-old grave in the Gobi Desert has just been identified as the world`s oldest marijuana stash, according to a paper in the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany.
A barrage of tests proves the marijuana possessed potent psychoactive properties and casts doubt on the theory that the ancients only grew the plant for hemp in order to make clothing, rope and other objects.
"This individual was buried with an unusual number of high value, rare items," Russo said, mentioning that the objects included a make-up bag, bridles, pots, archery equipment and a kongou harp. The researchers believe the individual was a shaman from the Gushi people, who spoke a now-extinct language called Tocharian that was similar to Celtic."
If a couple of stoners had found the 2,700 years-old stash of pot, they would be munching on Doritos, and debating if the weed was still potent.
Our ancestors weren`t Neanderthals, they realized the value of pot. What else do you need in the afterlife other than a stash of weed and a harp?
People have been smoking marijuana for thousands of years with no ill-effects, when will we finally wise up and legalize the magic herb?
The ancient stash of pot is now housed a museum in China. I wish I could get my hands on that stash; I would smoke a couple of joints and sell the rest on eBay.
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