To Christians, Jesus is God who came as flesh to give himself up for humanity, and while he was on earth, history revealed that he performed so many miracles to back his cause.
Although the bible recorded his miracles as supernatural, Cannabis historian David Bienenstock who is also an author and the editor-in-chief of High Times magazine, believes otherwise.
He believes that Jesus and his apostles might have used cannabis oil to perform healing miracles.
David’s claims were based on the fact that Cannabis had been widely available since Jesus’ era, with many people, all across the Middle East using it to treat various illnesses and ailments.
In an exclusive interview with Daily Star Online, David said:
“Historical records show that Cannabis was widely available at the time – they would’ve known how to grow it and exploit its medicinal properties. There is nothing different in the efficacious cannabis oil used today that wouldn’t have been available to people in Jesus’ time – it’s simply a matter of concentrating the cannabis into the oil and absorbing it through the skin.”
The Cannabis Oil Recipe
Since David brought up his theory, many scholars have rallied to agree with his school of thought.
Asides backing their theory with the medicinal advantage of Cannabis, they have also brought out specific texts from the bible.
They identified Exodus 30: 23-25 as the scriptural text for cannabis oil recipe – “Take the following fine spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of q’aneh-bosm, 500 shekels of cassia– all according to the sanctuary shekel– and a hind of olive oil. Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil.”
The recipe in the verse contained an herb called – q’aneh-bosm, which is commonly called “keneh-bosm.”
Following the recipe, the herb which experts believe to be Cannabis would be infused into olive oil alongside extracts of myrrh, cassia, and cinnamon, after which the mixture would be applied on the body of the sick.