Scott on December 3, 2008 at 12:28 pm
The Canadian Press is reporting on the contents of an article in the Journal of Experimental Botany which says that a 2700 year old stash of marijuana has been found in a tomb in China. According to the article, the find of 789 grams (27 oz) demonstrates that cannabis was “cultivated for psychoactive purposes, rather than as fiber for clothing or as food…” According to the lead author of the article, neurologist Dr. Ethan Russo:
“To our knowledge, these investigations provide the oldest documentation of cannabis as a pharacologically active agent.”
Given the extremely high THC content and the age of the marijuana in question, some highly respected cannabologists speculate that this might be the earliest documented use of Acapulco Gold or perhaps even proof of the holy grail of wacky tobacci, Tommy Chong’s legendary Labrador.
While this has not been substantiated, it is rumored that while the discovery was being cataloged some 200 grams of the ancient wild wood weed disappeared. The missing cannabis was never recovered, but several of the graduate students who were responsible for logging it in went on a 3 day snacking spree that maxed out all of their credit cards. Unfortunately the investigation into the missing mary jane stalled when the grad students who were picked up for questioning kept falling asleep.
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