Did Jesus Use Cannabis?


Whether religious or not, we have all heard of the miracles attributed to Jesus in the New Testament:  walking on water, turning water into wine,  helping blind men see, mute men speak, exorcising the possessed, and healing all kinds of diseases. Were these miracles the result of divine intervention, as the sacred texts extol? Or, were they the result of the therapeutic use of cannabis in the form of an anointing oil? Did Jesus use cannabis? God’s own Recipe for Cannabis Oil The Jewish tradition gives particular symbolic importance to the rite of anointing a person with holy oil. The Old Testament shows us Samuel anointing Saul (1 Samuel 10) to make him king of Israel. The anointing is the central element of the coronation, and as Samuel says on this occasion: “The Lord has anointed you ruler over his people Israel.” The central role of the anointing led Jesus, much later, to refer to himself as the King of the Jews and the Messiah. The word Messiah means ‘The Anointed.’ The oil used in Judeo-Christian rites to crown kings, among other traditions and customs, is a very special substance for which the Old Testament gives the precise recipe (Exodus 30:22-25). From a Burning Bush, God revealed to Moses that the anointing oil should be prepared as follows: “Take the finest spices: of liquid myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet-smelling cinnamon half as much, that is, two hundred and fifty, and two hundred and fifty of aromatic cane, and five hundred of cassia—measured by the sanctuary shekel—and a hin (5 litres) of olive oil; and you shall make of these a sacred anointing oil blended as by the perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil.” God and Cannabis The term “aromatic cane” is frequently found in the English versions of…

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