Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Jesus 'healed using cannabis': "Jesus was almost certainly a cannabis user and an early proponent of the medicinal properties of the drug, according to a study of scriptural texts published this month. The study suggests that Jesus and his disciples used the drug to carry out miraculous healings. The anointing oil used by Jesus and his disciples contained an ingredient called kaneh-bosem which has since been identified as cannabis extract.... The incense used by Jesus in ceremonies also contained a cannabis extract."

"If cannabis was one of the main ingredients of the ancient anointing oil _ and receiving this oil is what made Jesus the Christ and his followers Christians, then persecuting those who use cannabis could be considered anti-Christ."

Proof at last of something long suspected in the hippie culture, just as hippies long understood what Gandalf was doing when he partook of leaf and weed.

Cannabis, also known as hemp (and pejoratively known as marijuana) is one of the oldest crops known to man, and in fact a wondercrop, with usage going back to the stoneage and hemp fibre imprints found on pottery shards in China and Taiwan over 10,000 years old. The advantages of the crop are such that its reintroduction and more widespread use is unstoppable. I suspect this will not lead to legalisation, however, as governments and corporations will utilise existing bans to monopolise and control the crop; and for political reasons to continue their moralistic 'war on drugs' at the same time as intelligence agencies and others exploit illegal drugs for illicit or undercover fundraising.

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