Sunday, 7 August 2016

Cannabis cavemen: Did our ancestors smoke weed back in the Stoned Age?

The Prehistoric man, bearded and dressed in animal skins, may also have been a fan of a smoke.Scientists have discovered a tribe of modern-day hunter gatherers smoked cannabis to ward off parasites - suggesting ancient humans may also have had a taste for the high life. The Aka people are a pygmy tribe from the Congo Basin, living a life of foraging which is little different from our ancestors. But more than half of the men have a cannabis habit which would put Snoop Doggy Dogg to shame. "In the same way we have a taste for salt, we might have a taste for psychoactive plant toxins, because these things kill parasites," said Dr. Edward Hagen, who published a report on his research in the American Journal of Human Biology. He found tribespeople who used cannabis had a lower rate of infection from parasitic worms, suggesting they "unconsciously" used the drug medicinally-read more

No comments:

Post a Comment

GDPR...General Data Protection Regulations information

 Get Tresorit for Android.  View Tresorit secure cloud storage What is GDPR? - Overview of General Data Protection R...