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  • Writer's pictureJP Kenwood

Drug use in ancient Rome

New finds from a Scythian grave confirm the use of both opium and cannabis. I knew it!

You’ll recall, if you’ve read Dominus, that opiates and cannabis/hash oil are mentioned: Allerix was drugged with opiates before being carted out of Rome; Gaius ingests cannabis… for health reasons. 😀

Here’s the Nat Geo article on the Scythian discoveries, which are amazing for many reasons:

And here’s a link to a controversial book that only reinforced my decision to include cannabis (opiates seemed fairly obvious): 


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