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  • Ancient cannabis plants discovered in China

    Scientists suspect the cannabis plants were cultivated for their psychoactivity

    October 7, 2016

    Archeologists have found 13 well-preserved cannabis plants at a 2,500-year-old burial site in Western China.Writing in the journal Economic Botany, researchers described the discovery as “an extraordinary cache of ancient, well-preserved Cannabis” that “appear to have been locally produced and purposefully arranged and used as a burial shroud.”