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World's oldest marijuana stash totally busted
Discovery news via NBC ^ | Jennifer Viegas

Posted on 05/30/2013 10:47:41 AM PDT by posterchild

Nearly two pounds of still-green plant material found in a 2,700-year-old grave in the Gobi Desert has just been identified as the world's oldest marijuana stash, according to a paper in the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany.

A barrage of tests proves the marijuana possessed potent psychoactive properties and casts doubt on the theory that the ancients only grew the plant for hemp in order to make clothing, rope and other objects.

They apparently were getting high too.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: agriculture; animalhusbandry; godsgravesglyphs; kindbud; marijuana; maryjane; pot; potheads

1 posted on 05/30/2013 10:47:41 AM PDT by posterchild
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To: posterchild

Well, that explains Helen Thomas..........


2 posted on 05/30/2013 10:50:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: posterchild

Far out, man!


3 posted on 05/30/2013 10:50:41 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping!.......Gods, Graves and Ganja!..................


4 posted on 05/30/2013 10:50:50 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: posterchild

Ogg’s not here, man!


5 posted on 05/30/2013 10:51:10 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: posterchild

Accompanied by the world’s oldest existing bag of Doritos.


6 posted on 05/30/2013 10:51:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
It was found lightly pounded in a wooden bowl in a leather basket near the head of a blue-eyed Caucasian man who died when he was about 45.

No stems, no seeds that you don't need......Acapulco Gold is BADASS WEED!.........

7 posted on 05/30/2013 10:52:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: posterchild

Was it swag or high grade?


8 posted on 05/30/2013 10:53:20 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: posterchild

More proof you can’t take it with you!


9 posted on 05/30/2013 10:54:41 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: posterchild
They apparently were getting high too.

Well the the wildwood flower grew wild on the farm
And we never knowed what it was called
Some said it was a flower and some said it was weed
I didn't gave it much thought...

One day I was out there talking to my brother
Reached down for a weed to chew on
Things got fuzzy and things got blurry
And then everything was gone
I didn't know what happened
But I knew it beat the hell out of sniffin' burlap

10 posted on 05/30/2013 10:57:29 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: posterchild

11 posted on 05/30/2013 11:00:57 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: PoloSec
Pot will get you through centuries of interment
better than centuries of interment will get you through times of no pot
... or something like that.
12 posted on 05/30/2013 11:01:41 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: TigersEye

it was hydro! ;p


13 posted on 05/30/2013 11:02:51 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: Red Badger

No stems, no seeds that you don’t need......Acapulco Gold is BADASS WEED!.........


I haven’t heard that in a while. LOL


14 posted on 05/30/2013 11:12:58 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: posterchild
A barrage of tests proves the marijuana possessed potent psychoactive properties ...

I can see the testers now:

"Whoa! SHeeeee*t, man, roll up another one of those! "

15 posted on 05/30/2013 11:17:08 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Ogg’s not here, man!

LOL! Post Of The Day!

16 posted on 05/30/2013 11:18:54 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (What difference does it make?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Smokin’ them wildwood flowers got to be a habit
We didn't see no harm
We thought it was kind of handy
Take a trip and never leave the farm

(grins)

17 posted on 05/30/2013 11:22:08 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: RedMonqey

Sittin’ there on that sack of seeds!


18 posted on 05/30/2013 11:25:57 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: posterchild

The original old-skool kottonmouth king
OG


19 posted on 05/30/2013 11:26:08 AM PDT by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: Smokin' Joe

He Bogarted 2 pounds? A$$


20 posted on 05/30/2013 11:26:23 AM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: RS_Rider

Sittin’ there on that sack of seeds!


Funny song!


21 posted on 05/30/2013 11:28:16 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: posterchild
...but it's evident that the blue-eyed man was buried with a lot of it. Just wondering is it possible? Would the color, or even the eyes themselves, of a man dead for over 2,700 years be intact?
22 posted on 05/30/2013 11:32:16 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: posterchild

23 posted on 05/30/2013 11:32:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: posterchild

He took TWO POUNDS to the grave??

It must not have been so pricey back then


24 posted on 05/30/2013 11:33:28 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: posterchild

“Oh WOW! Man, that tastes like dog s**t!”

“That is because it IS dog s**t, man!”


25 posted on 05/30/2013 11:34:08 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: posterchild

Too bad this was not discovered while Cheech and Chong were still in their movie making prime.


26 posted on 05/30/2013 11:35:52 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: posterchild
Two pounds of prime weed and no pipe? Tough way to face eternity. Hope there are toilet paper rolls and aluminum foil where he is...

I...uh...read this in a book. Somewhere. A book, yeah, that's the ticket.

27 posted on 05/30/2013 11:36:51 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: chesty_puller

If it wasn’t refrigerated it likely molded.

So I’ve read on the intarwebs.


28 posted on 05/30/2013 11:37:33 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Wow, man. I wonder what Great Dane tastes like...


29 posted on 05/30/2013 11:37:37 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: posterchild
A barrage of tests proves the marijuana possessed potent psychoactive properties...

Right. Tests.

30 posted on 05/30/2013 11:38:34 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: RS_Rider
Sittin’ there on that sack of seeds!

(grins)

31 posted on 05/30/2013 11:39:58 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: humblegunner
So I’ve read

Obvious Time Traveler. How would he know what a key was? I'm looking out for Sister Mary Elephant.

32 posted on 05/30/2013 11:41:29 AM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: posterchild

DUDE!!!!


33 posted on 05/30/2013 11:43:10 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

“Would the color, or even the eyes themselves, of a man dead for over 2,700 years be intact?”

Mine would have probably still been bloodshot.


34 posted on 05/30/2013 11:44:49 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: dfwgator

the bag was empty of course..


35 posted on 05/30/2013 11:55:40 AM PDT by Fedupwithit (You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he needed.)
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To: chesty_puller

I’ve got Phineas on that detail.
Fat Freddy has been reassigned to Supply.

And his Grumpy Cat too.


36 posted on 05/30/2013 11:56:29 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Red Badger

ooh, I like it.


37 posted on 05/30/2013 12:03:26 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: humblegunner
And his Grumpy Cat too

Narly bees Dude. Don't touch my bags if you please, Mister Customs man.

38 posted on 05/30/2013 12:10:39 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: RedMonqey; RS_Rider; Bloody Sam Roberts

“things got furry and things got fuzzy, then evrathin’ was orange...when I come to ma brother was there and he said “what’s wrong with yo’r eyes?” I said “I don’ know I was chewin’ on a weed” he said “let me give it a try!”

I spent the rest of that day and most of that night tryin’ to find ma brother Bill. I caught with him about 2 o’clock the next mornin’, naked, singin’ on the wind mill!(he said he flew up there...I had to fly up and get him back down, he was about half crazy....)


39 posted on 05/30/2013 12:36:12 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (What if the DHS tried to provoke conservatives to revolt and no one came?)
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To: US Navy Vet

“Step off, George.”

“Oh, Tony, no....”


40 posted on 05/30/2013 1:17:26 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

What are the male parts???


41 posted on 05/30/2013 2:26:25 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: TigersEye
"..Pot will get you through centuries of interment better than centuries of interment will get you through times of no pot ... or something like that.."

Whuzzup there, Freewheelin' Franklin?
How's the "obese one's" little furry friend gettin along these days? d;^) Schneeks..

42 posted on 05/30/2013 2:44:32 PM PDT by CopperTop
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To: posterchild

Smoking this too much might have been the reason there aren’t many blue-eyed men in that region of Asia anymore, speaking a language related to the Celtic ones.


43 posted on 05/30/2013 2:52:32 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: bicyclerepair

“Seinfeld”.


44 posted on 05/30/2013 2:54:46 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks posterchild.
Nearly two pounds of still-green plant material found in a 2,700-year-old grave in the Gobi Desert
To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


45 posted on 05/30/2013 7:50:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: posterchild
WHAT?
46 posted on 05/30/2013 7:55:55 PM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: Red Badger

Whoops! Thanks RB!


47 posted on 05/30/2013 8:00:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: TigersEye

You’d probably have to smoke a bushel of it to get high — even when it was freshly dried.


48 posted on 05/30/2013 9:06:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: TigersEye
From the article:

"A barrage of tests proves the marijuana possessed potent psychoactive properties and casts doubt on the theory that the ancients only grew the plant for hemp in order to make clothing, rope and other objects. "

Makes you wonder what "tests" were run...(or if they really found five pounds...)

...and I can see that coming through customs now "But, it's an artifact!"

49 posted on 05/31/2013 11:45:37 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe
...and I can see that coming through customs now "But, it's an artifact!"

I have an archaeological marijuana license, officer.
My field of study is old stoners. ;^)

50 posted on 06/01/2013 10:39:30 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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