In June, the journal Science Advances reported about an archeological discovery in western China. It showed that our ancestors had long ago used potent cannabis for THC-induced intoxication.
In the Jirzankal burial ground in the Chinese part of the Pamir Mountains, a bowl was discovered containing stones and burned cannabis residues with a relatively high content of CBN (cannabinol). This is the cannabinoid to which THC is converted by oxidation.
“The discovery at Jirzankal provides the first direct evidence that humans inhaled combusted cannabis plants in order to obtain their psychoactive effects,” commented Robert Spengler of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
Source: Cannabis Therapy Magazine 01
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