2500 year old “ice princess” used cannabis for breast cancer

After the body of a 2,500 year old woman was discovered in 1993, her body was so well preserved in the ice of Russia’s Altai mountains that her tattoos were clearly visible.

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Since then, researchers have learned a lot about this ancient “ice princess” and her people. It was evident that she was a woman of great importance and fashion, with cosmetics bags and fabric found with her when discovered. Another interesting item unearthed in her tomb was a small container of cannabis.

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It’s been revealed that she suffered from a bone infection called osteomyelitis since she was young, and had bad injuries from a fall, likely from a horse. But she suffered from another disease, breast cancer, as MRI scans recently revealed.

The “ice princess” dealt with the cancer for approximately 5 years, reports say, and it’s likely she resorted to ol’ Mary Jane to deal with the pain.

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