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Scientists Find Marijuana Was Used in Asia And Europe During Prehistoric Times

Scientists have discovered when humans first started dealing in cannabis and many are calling it the Stoned Age. New study has revealed people have been using marijuana for thousands of years and experts believe cannabis was sent along the Bronze Road to Asia. This route later became known as Silk Road.

Early humans in Asia and Europe first came across the marijuana plant nearly 10,000 years ago when it was used for clothing and food. As Europe’s glaciers began their retreat, tribes in both Asia and Europe started using the plant. It is also believed that people in both continents came across cannabis at the same time.

However, cannabis was not used to get high during that time. Experts are of the opinion that tribes started picking the plant for its hemp fibres and nutritional seeds for fashioning into clothes. This changed though and humans soon became aware of the plant’s psychoactive properties. [Read more at International Business Times]

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