Hemp Walls Saved India’s Ancient Ellora Caves

Buddhist monks who prayed in India’s Ellora Caves were surrounded by hemp, as plaster covering the shrines’ painted walls and ceilings was made of a mixture of cannabis, clay and lime, a new study has revealed. The earthen mix turned out to be a blessing, s...

Pot Dealers Traced Back 5,000 Years

Steppe herders believed to have been among the founders of the European civilization may have also been the first pot dealers, says a new study into the history of cannabis. Called the Yamnaya, these nomads entered Europe about 5,000 years ago from the eastern...