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Chinese tombs yield earliest evidence of cannabis use

bbc.com
  • Researchers from the Max Planck Institute found proofs of cannabis use in the Jirzankal cemetery in western China.
  • Observations indicate that cannabis was used in funeral and religious rituals about 2,500 years ago.
  • To identify the chemical components of the samples found in the Jirzankal cemetery, gas chromatography, and mass spectrometry techniques were employed.
  • These findings agree with other evidence observed elsewhere in China and Russia.

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