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    Did the vikings smoke weed?

    I was reading an article about how hemp seeds had been found in the grave of a viking woman in Norway. Do you guys think the vikings knew about the intoxicating effects of weed?

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    Historical Use

    Hi Green Wolf,
    I have researched this very question for a historical novel and the Chinese warriors used it around 5000 years ago. The Shahansha's mighty Persian army consumed it before battle, as did the Celts, the Turks, Carthaginians etc. In fact it is hard to conceive that any ancient race would have been ignorant of the medicinal properties of our wonderful Mary Jane.

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      #3
      i doubt it would be for smoking, you wouldn't want to smoke hemp. They certainly liked a drink.


      Probably grew and used it for ropes and clothes

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        #4
        If they didn't smoke it, they definitely ate it

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          #5
          Originally posted by weedobix View Post
          i doubt it would be for smoking, you wouldn't want to smoke hemp. They certainly liked a drink.

          Probably grew and used it for ropes and clothes
          Yes Hemp was used for centuries and definitely used for all manner of clothing, rope, string etc but it would have been strange for them not to have discovered what the females produced over those many years and as it was grown so widely. There is evidence of many ancient warriors smoking 'hemp' but I agree with you, it wouldn't have been the fibrous stuff used for everyday items. I believe they could well have developed a medicine from the females and may even have selected and bred certain strains for this purpose. So much ancient knowledge was lost to us, especially the Romano/British texts lost in the chaos which followed their departure and I find it hard to believe they were ignorant of cannabis resin but I'm only guessing

          Peace and happy growing!
          Regards,
          Iffy

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          My definition of an EXPERT; An 'EX' is a has-been & a 'SPURT' is a drip under pressure!

          ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ***
          All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
          Lao Tzu

          ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ***
          No trees were killed in the sending of this message. However a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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            #6
            Yes, i too think that they have to have known about the medicinal and intoxicating effects. Although it is not mentioned in ancient texts such as the Voluspa.

            They figured out how to eat a poisonous shark by leeching it in urine so it would be strange if they didnt infuse mead with something as fragrant as a few flowers

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              #7
              Originally posted by weedobix View Post
              i doubt it would be for smoking, you wouldn't want to smoke hemp. They certainly liked a drink.


              Probably grew and used it for ropes and clothes
              Female hemp flowers would probably taste pretty good to smoke. But pipes have never been found in viking settlements. So unlesd they used earth pipes they had no idea about smoking

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                #8
                I don't know if they smoked it or not but they had to be high on something probably PCP or Meth.

                You put 50 men in a boat the size of my house and have them ROW (OK, a little sailing) across the fucking ocean to North America to go into battle with a hard on.

                If it was pot they were smoking..... I want that strain. LOL

                Vikings were totally awesome.

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                  #9
                  You have to just assume that yes of course they were smoking it. one of their most important Commodities was hemp rope to use for their sails, ships , clothes. And many varieties of hemp are very flavorful , very fragrant. And I have smoked hemp, a landrace variety located off of Highway K in the state of Missouri, that gave you a great little uplifting happy Buzz for about 20 minutes the first time you smoked it.
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                    #10
                    No Checks... Str8 Cash Homie...HOF Randy Moss smoked lots of Cannabis
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                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ7jHHC2bvg


                      apparently the romans did
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                        #12
                        A 6th century statue of the Buddha manufactured in Kashmir on the India/Pakistan border was found in a Viking grave near Stockholm.

                        I'm sure if they had access to Buddha statue than they also had access to herb or hash from traders moving stuff across from Asia

                        The vikings traveled deep inland on rivers into eastern europe, founding Moscow and actually are the Rus people that Russia is named after.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Water- View Post
                          A 6th century statue of the Buddha manufactured in Kashmir on the India/Pakistan border was found in a Viking grave near Stockholm.

                          I'm sure if they had access to Buddha statue than they also had access to herb or hash from traders moving stuff across from Asia

                          The vikings traveled deep inland on rivers into eastern europe, founding Moscow and actually are the Rus people that Russia is named after.
                          Yes, that is all true. The name Rus comes from the area north of Stockholm called Roslagen and means something alobg the lines of rowing

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                            #14
                            Is there any solid evidence of cannabis consumption within the viking society that anyone knows of?

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                              #15
                              I know Vikings like Goat Titty Beer.


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