Cannabis Still Vying for Lost Gnostic Sacrament...

Dana Beal dana at
Tue Jan 7 15:29:47 EST 2003

Pubdate: Mon, 06 Jan 2003
Source: Guardian, The (UK)
Copyright: 2003 Guardian Newspapers Limited
Contact: letters at
Author: Duncan Campbell, in Los Angeles
Cited: High Times
Bookmarks: (Spiritual or Sacramental) (Cannabis - Medicinal)


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, according to an article by Chris Bennett in the
drugs magazine, High Times, entitled Was Jesus a Stoner? The incense
used by Jesus in ceremonies also contained a cannabis extract,
suggests Mr Bennett, who quotes scholars to back his claims.

"There can be little doubt about a role for cannabis in Judaic
religion," Carl Ruck, professor of classical mythology at Boston
University said.



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