The first stoners on Earth smoked weed more than 2,500 years ago in ancient China, researchers have claimed.
Traces of THC – the psychoactive chemical in cannabis – have been found in wooden incense burners dating back to the first millennium BC.
The vessels were discovered in an ancient tomb dug up at a spectacular mountain range near the Himalayas dubbed ‘the roof of the world’.
It is the first evidence of the recreational use of marijuana, which has now become the most popular recreational in the world.
Scientists believe people living in China during the stoned age would have puffed ganja at funerals.
Professor Nicole Boivin, director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany, said: ‘The findings support the idea cannabis plants were first used for…