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Researchers find the world's oldest stash of marijuana in China...

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World's Oldest Stash of Marijuana Researchers say they have located the world's oldest stash of marijuana, in a tomb in a remote part of China. The cache of cannabis is about 2,700 years old and was clearly "cultivated for psychoactive purposes," rather than as fibre for clothing or as food, says a research paper in the Journal of Experimental Botany. The 789 grams of dried cannabis was buried alongside a light-haired, blue-eyed Caucasian man [below, right], likely a shaman of the Gushi culture, near Turpan in northwestern China.
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