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Pot smokers confirmed 2500 years ago in China

Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by OF, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/6/eaaw1391

    While it's long been known ancients grew hemp for fiber and hemp seed oil, this has very low THC (as it does today). This is the first known use for 'medicinal properties' of THC.

    Years ago I read of hash recovered from early Mediterranean ship wrecks on about this same time frame, the article said, 'surprisingly it still retained it's potency'. One can only assume some brave volunteer provided that information.......in the name of science.

    IMO we should each celebrate this heritage.....in our own way?

    Regards to all.

    OF
     
  2. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    I'm doing that right now!
     
  3. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    To paraphrase the saying on Saint Patrick's Day, "Today, everyone is Chinese".

    It's a Holy Ritual as I see it. Why risk your immortal soul on such a small oversight?

    OF
     
  4. ClearBlueLou

    ClearBlueLou unbearably light in the being....

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    While I feel a bit cheesy when I catch myself saying things like this, I agree that it is a healing ritual, and that the “euphoria” is indeed a holy state...I inhabit myself differently when the lift sets in, and it can be ‘applied’ to anything...if that’s not too weird a thing to say. I believe yoga could not have been developed by a culture that had no knowledge of both psychedelics and cannabis, for example.

    Which I think, now that I think about it, provides context for the widespread growth of interest in yoga and Hindu/Buddhist thinking that followed the 60s reintroduction of cannabis and psychedelics to a vast cross-section of the US population.

    You’d think I’m in love with run-on sentences, but I’m not, really...
     
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  5. OldNewbie

    OldNewbie Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, Brother. (Originally put a large run on as is my way but figured this short one would do.)


    A run on sentence walks into a bar it is thirsty.

    Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They Drink. They Leave

    A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.

    A dangling modifier walks into a bar. After finishing a drink, the bartender asks it to leave.

    A Question mark walks into a bar?

    Two Quotation marks "walk into" a bar.

    A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking a drink.

    The bar was walked into by the passive voice. The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar. It was tense.

    A synoynm ambles into a pub.

    A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to drink.

    A hyperbole totally ripped into this bar and destroyed everything.

    Falling slowly, softly falling, the chiasmus collapsed to the bar floor.

    A group of homophones wok inn two a bar.
     
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  6. Monk Debate

    Monk Debate Well-Known Member

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    I too believe that cannabis and psychedelics are sacred substances that have helped aid humanity’s growth.
     
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  7. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Many years ago, Terry McGovern (local radio guy) held a contest to complete the joke that starts "3 Popes walk into a bar......".

    The winner went '.....the bartender looks up and says, 'we don't get many of your type in here, what'll it be?'

    The first says, 'I'll have Holy Water'. The second says, 'I'll have a little Blue Nun'. The third, 'oh, that's a bad habit'.......

    OF
     
  8. ClearBlueLou

    ClearBlueLou unbearably light in the being....

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    Anyhow, having buried most of my friends and family (‘natural’ (toxic waste dumps not so much) causes, all), I can easily understand why it would be used for funeral rites: it eases the heartbreak and resurfaces the love, it puts you in that place where the non-material is a little more available than it is during general working consciousness - it shifts us from ‘here’ to at least in touch with ‘there’...so to speak.

    Cannabis may be THE BEST thing for the bereaved
     
  9. 2 Cycle

    2 Cycle Well-Known Member

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    but were they vaping?
     
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  10. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Probably not yet, but the Chinese are held to be the first to vape. Opium was (is?) traditionally done that way 'in the day'. The long stemmed pipes we see in photos were held 'sideways' over flames and the bowls heated. Generally from the prone position........

    FWIW traditional hookah consumption of hash is also vaping. In addition to inventing the zero and distilled spirits the Arabs seem to have been focused here as well.

    Or so they tell me. I think we can give them credit for the idea/technique?

    OF
     
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  11. MinnBobber

    MinnBobber Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it appears that those smart farts were vaping.
    They used wooden bowls, added cannabis leaves, and then put hot rocks in the bowl.

    They were quoted as exclaiming:

    " 他妈的燃烧
    Tā mā de ránshāo " Fuck combustion :)


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