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Shaman’s grave hides world’s oldest marijuana stash

The use of cannabis extends back millennia, with evidence indicating that ancient civilisations in Greece, Egypt and other parts of the world made use of medical marijuana to treat their ailments. However, few finds have been as impressive – or as historically important – as the enormous stash of cannabis uncovered in 2008 at the Yanghai Tombs near Turpan, a region in northwestern China. How much cannabis did the researchers …