If you've ever watched a good mummy movie, then you know that most mummies come with a curse. When you find a mummy that is wrapped in a blanket of weed, you leave that mummy's weed alone. It's okay to run some tests and do some studies as long as you leave the weed and the mummy together.

Recently, a gravesite was excavated in Turpan, revealing the mummified remains of what appears to be an old white dude shrouded in a burial blanket of cannabis. Long ago, old dude was most likely traveling the Silk Road when he met his demise.  

Was he a healer? Was he a dealer? We will never know, but what we do know is he loved weed! So much so, he was buried with the stuff. The plants found with the mummy were all female, had been topped appropriately, and were purposely placed in the position they were found. What does this tell us about this mummy and cannabis? 

It tells us this mummy loved his weed. It also tells us that this cannabis was grown locally. It lets us know that the growers who grew it, knew what they were doing. While this is not the earliest discovery related to cannabis, it is a very prominent one. 

This mummified dude showed us that cannabis was cultivated in a specific region during a specific time period. It wasn't until the early 1930s that the United States of America's federal government started to demonize cannabis with their attempted eradication of this incredible plant. 

Over the next eight decades, America fueled a War on Drugs in an attempt to destroy the plant and anyone who had anything to do with it. Cannabis is a plant that has been used for medicine throughout the world for as long as human history has been recorded. It’s not the place for a few greedy politicians to determine the fate of humanity in regard to cannabis.

Not only do we know that cannabis was cultivated and cured in this region during the time. We also know that it was revered. It shows a lot about how cannabis was viewed during the time when a body was ritualistically decorated and buried with it. 

Don't bring the curse of the Mummy upon you. Keep the weed with the mummy and never ever try to smoke any of it. The best advice in this case is to leave mummy’s weed alone.

  Posted: Saturday, October 6th, 10:00am 2 months ago
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James has a passion for wordsmithing content specific to the cannabis community, culture, and industry. This father of seven spends all his time writing about the plant he loves. James believes that cannabis should be an essential part of everyone's life but, this doesn't mean that everyone has to get stoned to do this. Only through education and sharing the stories of the community can we help to tear down the negative walls of stigmas and stereotypes that cannabis has received or the last 80 years. James likes to say, "A single seed can tip the scales, be the seed."

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