Ganja/ Cannabis/ Marijuana/ Hemp/Cannabis Sativa is a naturally occurring plan, found primarily in XXX. . It is a member of the Sativa genuse. The word, sativa, comes from Latin and means “sown” or “cultivated.”
A Brief Leaf History:
Our recorded history has indicated that Ganja was used throughout much of the world, dating as far back as 5000 years and indication of Ganja paraphernalia has been found in parts of Africa, India and the Americas and Asia dating as far back as the first Millennium BC. Both centuries old traditions and ancient folklore tell tales of the “magical” herb. Many religions make reference to the plant and although much of this has been misinterpreted in western religions, the Vedic texts of the Hindu faith, compiled as early as 2000 to 1400 B.C. According to The Vedas, cannabis was one of five sacred plants and a guardian angel lived in its leaves.
In Christianity, “Holy anointing oil, as described in the original Hebrew version of the recipe in Exodus (30:22-23), contained over six pounds of kaneh-bosem, a substance identified by respected etymologists, linguists, anthropologists, botanists and other researchers as cannabis, extracted into about six quarts of olive oil, along with a variety of other fragrant herbs. The ancient anointed ones were literally drenched in this potent mixture.”- Chris Bennett “Was Jesus a Stoner?,” High Times Magazine, Feb. 10, 2003
“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.”- Shannon Kari “Cannabis Involved in Christ’s Anointment?,” National Post, Apr. 22, 2010
The Father of Chinese Medicine, the emperor Shen Nung (circa 2700 BC; also known as Chen Nung) discovered the healing properties of the Ganja plant. He identified over 600 herbs of which Cannabis was of the most highly regarded, much like ginseng and ephera.
It should be noted that NOT single ancient text (anywhere) has been found that makes any reference to the recent discovery of Cannabis or of its medical properties. These have been known to all cultures tha encountered he herb and saw the natural qualities of its proponents.