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Old 08-03-2018, 05:34 PM #1
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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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Old 08-03-2018, 05:43 PM #2
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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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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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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

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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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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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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.

Some of the best dressed warriors in history.
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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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