Marijuana - It's Old As Dirt

The Yanghai Tombs, a vast ancient cemetery (54 000 m2) situated in the Turfan district of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, have revealed the 2700-year-old grave of a shaman. He is thought to have belonged to the Jushi culture recorded in the area centuries later in the Hanshu, Chap 96B. Near the head and foot of the shaman was a large leather basket and wooden bowl filled with 789g of cannabis, superbly preserved by climatic and burial conditions. An international team demonstrated that this material contained tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive component of cannabis. The cannabis was presumably employed by this culture as a medicinal or psychoactive agent, or an aid to divination. This is the oldest documentation of cannabis as a pharmacological active agent.

Weed is older than dirt. Who knew? I would have guessed that the usage of marijuana went back a long time. It has been used for thousands of years throughout many cultures. Its use in rituals proves it's importance through history and internationally. It has been used as a remedy for pain and stress as well as seeing into different demensions. We can't deny this weed has potential and we must work to reform the laws surrounding it.