What the Secrets of Ancient Graves Tell Us About Our Long Relationship With Cannabis
One day, about 2,500 years ago in western China, a man was laid in his grave.
A wooden bed was placed in the grave under him, and a pillow of reeds under his head.
Around him, they placed earthenware pots, and on top of him, as a blanket or shroud, they laid 13 fully grown, uprooted female Cannabis indica plants, with their roots placed below his pelvis, and the branches and flowers extending toward his face.
In a nearby grave, archaeologists found another man with what they called “a large supply” of dried flower, some in a wooden bowl close to his body, and more in a leather basket. Given the presence of THC, they decided the flowers were used for “pharmaceutical, psychoactive, or divinatory purposes.”
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