Dear Stoner: How long have people been smoking pot?

Dear Stoner: How long have people been getting high off of marijuana?

Sean in Lakewood

Dear Sean: Recorded cultivation of cannabis for fiber goes back as far as 7,000 years in some parts of the world — that much we know. As for how long humans have been getting stoned, that's something we're still trying to figure out. We do know that the first human to ever get stoned quickly became the most laid-back person in his tribe, though.

The oldest known marijuana stash meant for getting stoned was discovered in 2008 at a burial site some 2,700 years old. Talk about letting your buds cure out! Scientists in the Gobi Desert in China found about a pound of dried-out cannabis near the remains of what appeared to be a shaman for the long-extinct Gushi people. And it wasn't just for making rope, either: The seeds in the bowl weren't viable, but they did indicate that the plants were likely grown for high THC content and not for hemp fibers. In short, the herb was more for getting lifted and less for lifting things. The ancient herb is currently on display at the Turpan Museum in China. (It won't get you high, so don't get any Mission Impossible-esque ideas.)

Dear Stoner: Your column last week about being busted by cops as a kid and getting off with basically a slap on the wrist got me thinking: Where is the absolute worst place in the world to get busted smoking herb? What countries should a stoner avoid at all costs?

Never Been Caught

Dear NBC: Texas should be its own country, but we won't count that. Aside from the Lone Star State, though, the worst place to be caught with THC is a three-way tie between Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. All three countries impose the death penalty for cannabis dealing — and in Malaysia, you're automatically dealing if you have more than seven ounces on you.

People have been arrested in the UAE in recent years for having three-thousandths (.003) of a gram stuck to the bottom of their shoe. They'll even arrest your ass for internal possession of THC if you have trace amounts in your bloodstream. And it isn't a light prison sentence, either: Any amount is a mandatory four years in jail.

 
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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

How long have you been posing inane vapid questions to yourself pretending they come from readers?


Richard Mccormick
Richard Mccormick

in ancient Greece they set large mountains of it on fire. all villagers were happy!

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Hey Stoner, how long have Catholic priests molested young boys ???

You should have a more accurate answer for this inquiry ....

Corey Donahue
Corey Donahue

Long enought to know it needs to be heavly regulated and taxed and an entire division of law enforcement to be created.

amw3305
amw3305

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adminuser
adminuser

"How long have people been getting high off of marijuana?"

Since 4:20?

TeeGeeRoo
TeeGeeRoo

Pipes (for smoking) long pre-date the introduction of tobacco from the new world.  There are historical examples of smoking pipes from all around the world.  If they weren't smoking tobacco, what were they smoking?  Must have been other herbs.  Considering the long-time, widespread relationship between people and cannabis, one must assume the pipes were often used to consume mind altering varieties of cannabis.

SalD
SalD

@DonkeyHotay That's funny coming from the guy who posts under alternate screen names just to carry on conversations with himself.

FYF.
FYF.

@Juan_Leg I'm glad you at least make sense in your own head. Because to everyone else you come off like a babbling half-wit.

FYF.
FYF.

@Charles Gleason Bitch, bitch, bitch.

Maybe if you actually worked towards the future you want instead of running away from Colorado like a fucking coward people would still pay attention to you.

TeeGeeRoo
TeeGeeRoo

@Paula Abolafia Cannabis, or "pot", was not invented; it was created by nature, God, evolution, or whatever you believe.

amw3305
amw3305

Willing to give caregivership for regular deal


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@FYF. ... there is no future, you ignorant bong-sucking imbecile, you fools SURRENDERED TOTAL CONTROL of Marijuana over to the Prohibitionist Politicians, Insatiable Dept. of Revenue and the Law Enforcement Goons who've been running the drug war for the past 40+ years ... all for a pathetic ounce.

You = LOSE!

TeeGeeRoo
TeeGeeRoo

@ DonkeyHotay: excellent counter argument.  With all that valuable information you provided, I see now how wrong I was.

 
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