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.
They apparently were getting high too :)
Lead author Ethan Russo told Discovery News that the marijuana "is quite similar" to what's grown today.
"We know from both the chemical analysis and genetics that it could
produce THC (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid synthase, the main psychoactive
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