Mummy Proves America Is 2,400 Years Behind On Medical Marijuana


Photo: Via Wikimedia Commons.

A 2,400-year-old “Siberian Ice Maiden” apparently knew something that not all US lawmakers do: Cannabis is a perfect palliative for cancer.
Discovered in 1993 by archaeologist Natalia Polosmak, the mummified remains of this woman, also known as the “Princess of Ukok,” were recently examined by a team of Russian scientists. They found that the woman, who was heavily tattooed and died when she was between 20 and 30 years old, suffered from and ultimately succumbed to breast cancer.
“‘I am quite sure of the diagnosis — she had cancer,” one of the scientists told the Siberian Times. “She was extremely emaciated. Given her rather high rank in society and the information scientists obtained studying mummies of elite Pazyryks, I do not have any other explanation of her state. Only cancer could have such an impact.”
The researchers also believe that the woman used cannabis to treat herself. A container of the herb was found in her burial chamber, along with a “cosmetics bag.”
“Probably for this sick woman, sniffing cannabis was a forced necessity,” another scientist said, noting that wine, hashish, opium, henbane, mandrake, aconite, and Indian hemp were all used at the time as painkillers. “And she was often in altered state of mind. We can suggest that through her could speak the ancestral spirits and gods. Her ecstatic visions in all likelihood allowed her to be considered as some chosen being, necessary and crucial for the benefit of society. She can be seen as the darling of spirits and cherished until her last breath.”
Hey, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania: Stick that in your pipe and smoke it. (Siberian Times)

Law Enforcement Teaming Up to Crack Down on Drug Pipeline


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Law enforcement agencies across the Tri-State are teaming up to disrupt the drug pipeline from Detroit.

On Wednesday, officers from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia took part in a training course in Huntington.

They learned about new tip-offs to look for in traffic stops and more about how they can work together to stop criminals from trucking in drugs.

"Drug trafficking doesn’t stop at the river over here, it goes across state lines," FBI Agent Chris Courtright said.

Courtright is talking about the drug trade from Detroit.

Police across our region are teaming up to nab drug dealers on their way here.

"Detroit’s a source city for drugs into our area," Huntington Police Capt. Rocky Johnson said.

More than 140 officers from Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia now have new insight into how dealers move their product, cash and weapons.

"They get drugs into our areas, by bus, by rental cars, or whatever," Johnson said.

Police said some use hidden compartments in cars, which Ohio troopers have already found.

"Eighty-five percent or higher of drug stops, narcotics stops we’re getting are coming to West Virginia," Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Karla Taulbee said.

Police said behavior during those stops can also tip them off something isn’t right. That includes everything from speech to driving patterns.

"What’s normal, what’s abnormal, things that you’ll see a car go down the road and say, ‘Hey, something’s not right,’ " Taulbee said.

Last year, the Huntington Violent Crime Drug Task Force made 60 arrests, seized eight pounds of heroin and found more than $200,000 cash.

That’s why task force officials said it’s so important to communicate across the region.

"Information they feed us is definitely making a difference," Johnson said.

"We’ve had calls from Huntington, like, ‘Hey we have this person here, he has these tattoos, have you seen these tattoos?’ " Taulbee said.

Investigators said this training adds another layer of protection. A dealer may pass through Ohio, but an officer could be waiting just across the river.

There are things you can do to spot drug activity where you live.

Police said you shouldn’t follow any cars or approach any homes, but you can call them with details about license plates, cars and homes.

They said other details about homes where activity is happening, like time frames or detailed descriptions about people there can also help.

Troopers said in their stops, they also like to confiscate money from dealers because it stops them from buying more drugs, which they turn around and sell in our area.