A investigation of the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, determined that the origin of the cannabis It is not in an indeterminate location in Central Asia as previously thought, but rather in the northwestern part of China, in cultures dating back 12,000 years.
In previous studies, only 28 complete genomes of this plant had been sequenced, and now another 82 genomes have been added, to determine that it was domesticated in the early Neolithic in the region of modern China, near its borders with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Luca Fumagalli, a geneticist at the University of Lausanne, gave more details on the origins of cannabis.
“People thought the region was more towards Central Asia, mainly because there were a lot of wild cannabis plants along the roads there. But these observation...