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Jesus 'healed using cannabis'
Duncan Campbell in Los Angeles
Monday January 6, 2003,3604,869273,00.html

Jesus w as 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.

Referring to the existence of cannabis in anointing oils used in ceremonies, he added: "Obviously the easy availability and long-established tradition of cannabis in early Judaism _ would inevitably have included it in the [Christian] mixtures."

Mr Bennett suggests those anointed with the oils used by Jesus were "literally drenched in this potent mixture _ Although most modern people choose to smoke or eat pot, when its active ingredients are transferred into an oil-based carrier, it can also be absorbed through the skin".

Quoting the New Testament, Mr Bennett argues that Jesus anointed his disciples with the oil and encouraged them to do the same with other followers. This could have been responsible for healing eye and skin diseases referred to in the Gospels.

"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," Mr Bennett concludes

In the 1960s some fringe hippie religions tried to get pot and hallucinogens legalized as sacraments. Having no spiritual lineage of tradition to point to, they failed in court. The native American church has had more luck re peyote.

Perhaps, with Judaism's traditions going back over 3,000 years, and a second major world religion, Christianity (#1 religion in this country) extending back almost 2,000 years, some enterprising Jews and Christians could start building a case for legalization of pot for members of their religions because, well... God used it.

We're all supposed to be Christ-like, right?

Oh I get it now! Jesus was an hallucination of mushroom-eating potheads. Hmm. maybe the 60s hippies weren't so different from the founders of Judaism and Christianity afterall...

Jesus Was a Mushroom
words and music by Darryl Cherney

There was a (G) scholar from (C) England
He (G) got a call from the (C) Pope
He said (G) "Come on down to the (C) Vatican
To (D) analyze the Dead Sea Scrolls"
For (G) twenty years he (C) labored
All (G) alone in a little (C) room
And (G) when he came out he (D) promptly pronounced
That (C) Jesus was a (G) mushroom

(G) Jesus was a (C) mushroom, uh (G) huh
(G) Jesus was a mushroom, uh (D) huh
He was a (G) fungus (C) among us
(G) Born in a manger's (C) dung
(G) Jesus was a (D) mushroom, uh, (G) huh

Now as you can imagine
This did not please the pope
Who said "John M. Allegro
You've been smoking too much dope"
But John, he said "Your holiness
You and I are both adults
And the etymology clearly shows
The apostles were a mushroom cult"


So how do you think that he walked on the water
How do you think that he raised the dead
It was just folks hallucinating
On the mushrooms they was fed
Why do you think that the Roman's feared him
Why do you think he was crucified
But you can not kill our savior
You just hang him up to dry

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