(Dutch News) Pollen thought to come from a marijuana plant has been found in a grave in Gelderland dating back 4200 years.
As well as what is thought to be cannabis (sativa), the grave contained Meadowsweet. Both plants have medicinal and pain-relieving properties, leading archaeologists to believe the person in the grave may have been ill.
The grave itself was lined with wooden planks and, given the amount of Meadowsweet traces, the dead person may have been lain on a mat of the flowering plant, ProRail said.
Obviously this Bronze Age Dutch man didn’t realize that marijuana is a Schedule I substance with no medicinal properties…