Notes on Famous Cannabis Users.
In Exodus, instructions are given for building the Tabernacle, which
is the tent that God stays in.
"Etymologist Sara Benetowa of the Institute of Anthropological Sciences in Warsaw discovered in 1936, the connection between kaneh bosm in the Old Testament as the original Semitic Hebrew origins of the word cannabis.
Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1980 confirmed this information as correct. "
Note the "m" is the pural form so "kanneh bos" is the singular.
It is interesting to note that the ancient Ashkenazi (or Scythians)
used cannabis in just this fashion: burning large quantities of it in
The debate on the The Holy Anointing Oil was reopened recently by several newspaper articles. And following a debate in some news groups I was sent this thesis by Tarak Kadia on the etymology of cannabis in the Bible.
There is reputed to be an endorsement on a Hohner harmonica box cover. As follows:
"Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of
sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica."
In addition I have been reliable informed that as Hohner only opened for business in 1857 it would be hard for anyone to endorse them in 1855. I am indebted to Joe Wein of cannabislegal.de for the following:
The Lincoln quote at the above URL is almost certainly a fake. Don
Wirtshafter, a leading expert on Cannabis, wrote about it:
But perhaps the main reason for disputing it is no one has produced
the actual Hohner box lid or a copy thereof.
Dr W.B. O'Shaugnessy
Dr W.B. O'Shaugnessy re-introduced cannabis to European medicine in the middle of the 19th century. He described the inebriating effects of marijuana as being "The most cheerful kind, causing the person to sing and dance, to eat food with great relish and to seek aphrodisiac enjoyments. In the persons of a quarrelsome nature it occasions, as might be expected, an exasperation of their normal tendency. The intoxication lasts three hours, when sleep supervenes. No nausea or sickness of the stomach succeeds nor are the bowels at all affected; the next day there is a slight giddiness and vascularity of the eyes, but no other symptoms worth recording."
Emperor Shen Nung
The first documented use of cannabis as a medicine appears about 2300 BC when the legendary Chinese emporer Shen Nung prescribed chu-ma ( female cannabis hemp) for the treatment of constipation, gout, beri-beri, malari, rheumatism and menstrual problems. ( Queen Victoria properly used cannabis extract for menstrual problems. )
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