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An archaeological find in northern China of a grave with cannabis plants builds evidence that ancient Eurasians used marijuana for ritualistic and medicinal purposes

T
he find marks the first time that cannabis plants have been discovered as a covering for a body in a grave, arranged in a way that indicates the plants were grown locally and not transported great distances.
10 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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