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Sep 20, 2019

Topic - Smoking pot 2500 years ago

Archaeologists found remnants of burned cannabis in wooden incense burners at human burial sites in a 2500 year old cemetery in China.  Scientists know that the Chinese grew cannabis as long as 3500 years ago, but as a crop and not for its psychoactive properties. They didn’t grow it to get high.  It’s likely that the plants with strong THC, the mind altering element, were cultivated to be used in rituals. Where did that cannabis come from? The plants with the most intense levels of THC were at an altitude of 9000 feet where environmental stressors caused them to have more of the psychoactive substance.  Then, the Chinese may have bred them to create more plants to be used for the ritual events. Rocky Mountain high, indeed.