1993 - 2500 YEAR-OLD SIBERIAN WOMAN HAD BREAST CANCER, USED MARIJUANA
In 1993, Russian scientist
Natalia Polosmak discovered the remains of a 25-year-old woman
covered in tattoos who came to be known as the Ukok Princess. Now, an
MRI has revealed that the young woman was suffering from breast
cancer as well as a bone marrow infection at the time of her death,
and scientists have stated that she most likely used cannabis to
The finding of cannabis in a
container near the body led to the supposition that the drug was used
to relieve the chronic pain that the woman would have suffered.
She may have had the elevated status of a priestess in her community
based upon the items found in her chamber.
siberiantimes.com, August 14,
2012 by Anna Liesowska