Researchers found all 789 grams of dried cannabis buried beside, what they believe, to be a shaman of the Gushi culture. It was found in Turpan in northwest China.
Dry conditions and the alkaline soil preserved the stash, which enabled scientists to study it. Sure, it was the dry, alkaline soil. Yeah.
Well, hey, the reason that weed is so fresh is the wise Chinese stored it away in a zip lock baggie! Now, those scientists just have to separate a little, when no one is watching, and smoke it. While watching a Cheech and Chong movie. While devouring munchies.