Holy Smoke!

I should have posted this on Tuesday as that is the sacred day.  :laughing:

Historically documented uses of cannabis in religious rituals

• archaeological evidence documents use of cannabis in a ritual ceremony as early as 2000 BC, in a sanctuary in east Turkmenistan

• an initiation ceremony known as the Eleusinian Mysteries, which began about 1500BC in ancient Greece, involved the use of psychoactive sacrament. A communal visionary event that was supposed to be a journey to the otherworld, stemmed from consumption of a sacred potion with an agent extracted from a fungus that was likely LSD.

• the use of cannabis by the Scythians as a ritual sacrament for funerals was documented in fifth century BC.

• the cult of Mithras was assimilated in the Greco-Roman world in first century BC. Groups of men met in confined subterranean sanctuaries and celebrated their God with a seven-fold sequence of psychoactive sacraments.

• Philo of Alexandria, who was born in 20BC, detailed a ceremony in the temple of Jerusalem where a Jewish High Priest would burn cannabis-like incense, in an enclosed space, so he could speak to Yahweh (God).

• while there were some psychoactive communion rites in early Christianity, they were condemned as heretical in the Church established by Paul. There is evidence that as late as the Renaissance, some elite in the Church reserved psychoactive Eucharist for themselves.

Source: Ontario Superior Court exhibit. Report of Professor Carl Ruck, Boston University.

The Book Of Exodus and Cannabis:

Marijuana proponents suggest that the recipe for the anointing oil passed from God to Moses included cannabis, or kaneh-bosm in Hebrew. They point to versions calling for fragrant cane, which they say was mistakenly changed to the plant calamus in the King James version of the Bible.

From Exodus 30:22-25:

22, Then the LORD said to Moses, 23 "Take the following fine spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much (that is, 250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of fragrant cane, 24 500 shekels of cassia–all according to the sanctuary shekel–and a hint of olive oil. 25 Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil.

    an " AHA " moment    :sunglasses:

I swear that I saw God a couple of times when I was under the influence, I am sure that I did but never talked with him.

3,500 people celebrated 4/20 on Parliament Hill, and another 3,500 celebrated in Majors’ Hill Park:


All in a typical day in Amsterdam… :smile:

Totally random information.

Bob Dylan’s song Rainy Day Women #12 and 35.  The one with the chorus

“Everybody must get stoned”

The song is essentially about being judged (stoned) but the chorus led to the song being banned in some places because of the drug implication.

Nobody knows exactly where the title comes from, but I always thought it neat that

12 x 35 = 420.

I lived in Nelson B.C.  for a few and the  " Holy Smoke "  was a sweet little house that had a huge murel of bob marley on the front ,  it was a headshop you could get some smoking supplies and medical remedies for " cancer patients "  .

It would be a hit in a place like here 


Oct. 2009: After a tumultuous year that could see two of the Holy Smoke Culture Shop’s founders behind bars, the Hendryx street hub for the battle to legalize and legitimize marijuana is set to close at the end of the year. Before today’s sentencing in a Nelson court, Paul DeFelice and Alan Middlemiss talk about a decade of taking on the establishment and the passion that still burns.

Dec. 2009: We lost the appeal. No surprise there really. We’re all out on bail until our sentence appeal May 13, 2010. Thanks for everyone’s support!

Shame you wont get to see menus like this there:

Nice, yeah that’s my kind of Menu my favourite (Jealous)

Surprisingly nobody smokes outside there! I dont know if its a law or what, but I didn’t see one person smoking a joint outside, nor did I smell it outside - unless of course we were walking by a shop  :stuck_out_tongue:

Oh you would be surprised! Escape from the tourist areas, and its quite coming for people sit sit outside and smoke it! Hell, I have a picture of me standing next to a police car with a cop there chatting to my friend while I’m smoking… As long as your not around families or causing a nuisance, they aren’t bothered!

And even better, its Queens Day on Friday… the one day a year ANYTHING goes… Awesome street parties too… I intend to be incoherent by midday :smile: