There is no denying the shift we have seen here in the US in regards to marijuana and its use. People across the states are learning to accept it more and more and legalization is something several states have done and others are working on.
Recently, when looking into the world of marijuana I came across an article in which the Guardian was speaking with Carl Ruck a professor of classical mythology at Boston University. He was speaking about the theory that Jesus might have actually anointed the people he healed with cannabis oil. Yes, you read that right, cannabis oil. He says this is referred to in the Aramaic as kaneh-bosem and that there is little doubt about the role cannabis plays in Judaic religion.
Ruck even added:
“Obviously the easy availability and long-established tradition of cannabis in early Judaism would inevitably have included it in the [Christian] mixtures.”
This was even determined through a study that went over scriptural texts and was published back in 2003. While in this day and age it can be used in more ways that just oil it seems even Jesus might have been using it for health reasons. Interesting, isn’t it?
The study states as follows if you take the time to read over it on CannabisCulture:
Although there is some evidence of Jesus’ use of this Judaic cannabis oil in the traditional New Testament, we get a clearer picture of its importance when we also look at surviving Gnostic documents. The term Gnostic, meaning “knowledge”, refers to a variety of early Christian sects which had extremely different beliefs about both Jesus and his teachings than those which have come down to us through modern Christianity.
While this might be a bit shocking to some to others it makes a lot of sense. This theory has tons of supporters and makes a lot more sense than most people want it to. What do you think?
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