Cannabis was first domesticated around 12,000 years ago in China, researchers have found. Photo: AFP Cannabis was first domesticated around 12,000 years ago in China, researchers have found. Photo: AFP
Cannabis was first domesticated around 12,000 years ago in China, researchers have found. Photo: AFP

Cannabis was first domesticated 12,000 years ago in China, researchers find

  • A study in the journal Science Advances reported that ‘cannabis sativa was first domesticated in early Neolithic times in East Asia’
  • All current hemp and drug cultivars diverged from an ancestral gene pool currently represented by feral plants and landraces in China, the study said

Topic |   China science
Cannabis was first domesticated around 12,000 years ago in China, researchers have found. Photo: AFP Cannabis was first domesticated around 12,000 years ago in China, researchers have found. Photo: AFP
Cannabis was first domesticated around 12,000 years ago in China, researchers have found. Photo: AFP
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