Archeological evidence for fibre cannabis goes back tens of thousands of years, and evidence of its use as a ritual fumigant dates back more than 5,000 years ago. Two new archeological studies have been released further testifying to its use as a ritual intoxicant in both the Mid East and France.
The April 20th issue of Science, Vol 360, Issue 6386, contains the story, Cannabis, opium use part of ancient Near Eastern cultures. Another interesting story appeared at Wine Spectator 2,000-Year-Old Cannabis Wine Discovered, detailing the discovery of an ancient Gaul wine. Details can be found here - [www.cannabisculture.com]