The First Stoners?

Archaeologists in Western China recently (May 2019) discovered some incense burners as an ancient burial ground (Jirzankal cemetery) high in the rural Pamir mountains. These wooden incense burners were used to smoke Cannabis and are now the oldest evidence of humans using the plant. Following our article last month about the origin of the plant itself we now look at how it was first actually smoked and by who and where. (more…)

Getting to the Root

The Hemp Plant root is the most under utilised part of the plant. People use almost every part of the plant: leaves, seeds, flowers, resin, fiber. During historical times, Cannabis Root was highly valued by our ancestors as they used them for medicine. (more…)