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If you’ve ever wondered if the Christian theological concept of the Messiah was written to have advocated for the use of marijuana, you probably won’t be surprised to know that he definitely was. Carl Ruck, Ph.D. wrote for the LA Times in 2003 that “… Christ was anointed with chrism, a cannabis-based oil, that caused his spiritual visions. The oil’s recipe, recorded in Exodus, included over 9 pounds of flowering cannabis tops (known as kaneh-bosem in Hebrew). The mixture was used in anointing and fumigations that, significantly, allowed the priests and prophets to see and speak with Yahweh.
Endurance runners and casual joggers alike can experience a sensation not terribly unlike being stoned, commonly referred to as runner high. That so-called high is the result of our brain’s own natural version of THC (yes, our brains produce our own version of the active ingredient in marijuana) and in 1992, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam identified the brain’s first endogenous cannabinoid (or endocannabinoid).
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