Hemp Cannabis Education

Tree Of Life, Hemp/Cannabis = The Most Powerful Plant On Earth Ever


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Food, essential oils, nutritional supplements, body care products, paper products, livestock bedding, fuel,

textiles, plastics, medicines, livestock feed, construction.


What is the main difference between hemp and cannabis?

The main difference between hemp and cannabis lies in the human perception of two different
expressions of the same species - Cannabis sativa L.
It is one of the most successful plants in terms of diversity and global distribution.
It has the excellent ability to adapt to the environment, which has produced two very different
but equally useful primary forms.

The main difference:

"Hemp" is the non-psychoactive species. For example: 0.19% THC content
Hemp has always been used to provide mankind with fuel, fiber and food.
If the THC content of the plant is very low and the psychoactive effect is absent, this is
called hemp.

"Cannabis" is the psychoactive type. For example: 21% THC content
Cannabis has been used for about the same time, but as a medicine, for distraction and to expand
our consciousness, even to collect divine experiences.
It is the THC content that is responsible for the psychoactive effect of cannabis. The higher the
THC content, the stronger the psychoactive effect.

Is the difference between cannabis and hemp visible?

You must know what you are looking for! The two different types are grown for different purposes.
The fiber hemp usually grows very high - up to four meters! In addition, hemp plants have very few
side branches. The seed-grown hemp is often a bit shorter and thicker and has plenty of side branches.
Cannabis is bred exclusively for the pollinated female flowers. The female flowers carry psychoactive
substances known as cannabinoids. Cannabis is usually less than two meters high, sometimes only
half a meter.


Why is cannabis called marijuana?

The term "marijuana" is considered a slang term and a pejorative term. This word became popular in
the "Reefer Madness" era, which can be described as a precursor to the "war on drugs" phase.
To convince people that cannabis is something harmful. Cannabis, which was the second most common
ingredient in medicines until the beginning of the 20th century, and hemp, which was widely recognized
as an agricultural crop. Under the name of cannabis, it would have been much harder to convince people
that it was harmful.

Cannabis and hemp, for example, became marijuana in what is probably the first rebranding in the
world - "weed with roots in hell", the "harvest of the devil" and an alleged threat to all civilized
people. The combination of "marijuana" with the anti-Mexican mood that prevailed in the US after the
1898 Spanish-American War further facilitated demonization. There is also another popular slang term
for cannabis: "Mary-Jane".


Hemp, cannabis and religion

"Since the dawn of humanity, hemp/cannabis has been used by many cultures in religious and daily rituals.
Hemp/Cannabis has been and is considered a sacred valuable plant in many cultures on all continents where
the plant grows - and it grows on almost every continent and in almost every country on our planet.
The tradition in India says that the gods sent man the hemp plant so that he would gain joy and courage
and thus increase his sexual desire. When nectar or "Amrita" dripped from the sky, the cannabis plant
sprouted. Another story tells that with the help of demons, the gods stirred the milk ocean to obtain
"Amrita" and one of the resulting juices was cannabis. It was dedicated to the goddess Shiva and was
considered the favorite drink of the goddess Indra.

After stirring the ocean, demons tried to gain control of "Amrita", but the gods were able to prevent
this access and gave cannabis the name "Vijaya" (Victory) to commemorate their success. Since then,
this plant of gods in India has been considered a plant that gives supernatural powers to those who
consume it.

Cannabis played a major role in every religion in the Old World, from the beginning of civilization
to the Middle Ages, when its sacramental use was banned by Emperor Theodosius. Today, countless people
are rediscovering the spiritual values ​​of these most useful of all plants.

Before the Middle Ages, people saw cannabis or the hemp plant as a special gift of the gods, a sacred
medium for communicating with the spiritual world. She played a crucial role in the development of the
religions and civilizations of Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. The insights gained by the
worshipers of antiquity through the consumption of cannabis were considered to be of divine origin and
the plant itself as "angels" or ambassadors of the gods. "(End of article)

SHINTO

In Japan, cannabis was used to create married couples and banish evil spirits and was seen as a means
of creating laughter and happiness in marriage.

HINDUISTS

In India, it is said of the goddess Shiva that she has brought "cannabis from the Himalayas to the
delight and enlightenment of the people". The Sardu priests travel through India and the world, passing
"chillum" - cannabis-filled whistles, sometimes mixed with other substances. In the Bhagavad Gita,
Krishna says, "I am the healing herb" (chapters 9:16), while in a so-called Purana, hashish is described
with explicit sexual terms.

Cannabis in Indian Religion

While spiritual Chinese cannabis consumption may have ended by 200 C.E., it was just coming into its own in India.

It is said that the gods sent hemp out of compassion for the human race so that they may attain delight, lose fear,

and increase sexual desires. Other Hindu stories suggest cannabis originated from a spot of nectar dropped from

Heaven. More popular is a theory that both gods and demons churned the milk ocean to obtain amrita, Sanskrit for

immortality, and received cannabis as a result. Whichever story you believe, there’s no doubting that cannabis holds

a sacred spot in the Hindu faith. In practice, the locally favored Hindu deity was given offerings of cannabis drinks

during religious festivals; community members took part as well, sharing cannabis bowls amongst one another.


Cannabis in Chinese Religion


Taoist shamans used cannabis in combination with ginseng to reveal truths about the future, believing the plant

had the ability to cast their spirit forward in time. In Taoism, cannabis consumption was reserved for religious

officials and not shared with common people, which might explain its strange exclusion from ancient texts.

By 200 C.E., the Han Dynasty of Imperial China had embraced Confucianism, abandoned Taoism and, with it, cannabis.

 

Cannabis in Tibetan Religion

India and Tibet share not only a border, but also a rich tradition of religious cannabis consumption. Tibet is a

historically Buddhist nation. In Mahayana Buddhism, one of the two main branches of the religion, it is said that

Guatama Buddha subsisted on one hemp seed a day for six years to aid in his path to enlightenment. Buddha is

sometimes depicted holding a bowl of “soma” or cannabis leaves. Buddhist practitioners would often consume cannabis

to facilitate meditation or heighten awareness during religious ceremonies.

Cannabis in Ancient Greek Religion

The ancient cultures of Scythia and Assyria were known to use cannabis incense for religious ceremonies. Herodotus, a Greek historian from the fifth century B.C.E. known as the “Father of History,” wrote that the Scythians held religious ceremonies in tent-like structures where they burned hemp plants in censers on wooden tripods (see image below). Participants communally inhaled smoke vapors for ritualistic and euphoric purposes. Assyrians are believed to have used cannabis incense as early as the 9th century B.C.E., though there is not yet archaeological evidence to support this claim. It is known, however, that Assyrians used cannabis incense to ward off evil spirits. It was commonly burned during funerary rituals and to cast out wicked spirits from children’s rooms.


ZOROASTRIAN

In Persia, this religion was based from about 8th to 7th century BC. To the 3rd to 4th century AD - at
least superficially - on the whole cannabis plant. It was the principal religious sacrament of the
priesthood and the most important medicine used, for example. B. in obstetrics, with smoking rituals,
as an anointing oil and baptismal oil. In the secular world, it was used as a lighter or fire oil. It
is generally believed that the word "magic" derives from the word "magi" of the followers
of Zoroastrianists.

ESSENER

The Essenes were an Israeli sect of antiquity, from about 200 BC. Existed until 73 AD. Hemp was
medically used there, just like the so-called THERAPUTEA in Egypt, from which we derive the term
"therapeutic". Both are considered by some scholars to be either disciples of the priests and
magicians of Zoroastrianists or associated with them in a kind of brotherhood.

SUFFIS

The Sufis of Islam in the Middle East are Muslim, "mystical" priests who have used cannabis for at
least the past 1,000 years and praise it for the divine revelations and union with Allah obtained with
their help. Many Muslims and scholars believe that the mysticism of the Sufi priests was in fact that
of Zoroastrianists, which survived the Muslim conquests of the 7th and 8th centuries AD.

COPTS

Some Coptic sects in Egypt and Ethiopia believe that the "holy herb of the field" in the Bible in Ezekiel
34:19 is cannabis and that the smoking offerings and anointing oils mentioned in the Bible are also
cannabis.

BANTUS

The Bantu in Africa practiced secret marijuana cults. There were societies that reserved the use of
cannabis to the ruling men. The pygmies, Zulus and Hottentots all used cannabis. Their sects believed
that cannabis was sacred and had been brought down to earth by the gods, especially the system of two
dog-stars we call Sirius A and B.

RASTAFARI

The Rastafarians in Jamaica and elsewhere are a contemporary religious group that uses Ganja as their
Blessed Sacrament to communicate with God. The Rastafari movement (or: Rasta) was created in the 1930s
in Jamaica. Their followers worship Haile Selassie I (Emperor of Ethiopia, ruled from 1930 to 1974) as
the embodied Jesus, the second coming or the reincarnation of Jesus. Rastafarians are commonly recognized
for their belief that Haile Selassie I, the former and last emperor of Ethiopia, is yet another
incarnation of the Christian god Yahweh. Most consider Haile Selassie I as Yahweh or Yahweh Rastafari,
the return of Jesus Christ to earth, but for others, he is simply God's chosen king on earth. T
he Rastafari movement includes topics such as the spiritual use of cannabis.

During meditation, in addition to smoking cannabis, Psalms 19, 35, 106, and 121 are usually prayed.
Rastas is not forced to smoke ganja, but as rasta, ganja is almost indispensable in any other way,
otherwise you would have to support Babylon by consuming other "contaminated" products. Smoking Herb is
said to "broaden the horizons". For example, Girma writes Gebre-Selassie about Ganja:
"The grass, also known as ganja, is a catalyst, a means and a way to put the bright day into the
twilight." Ganja smoking has a both inspirational and enlightening effect on the Rastas Ganja is the
most shared experience among the brethren, sharing thoughts on Scripture and exploring the meaning
of the Holy Book for their daily lives. " [[54]]

Biblical passages that could be interpreted as a call to use hemp:

Genesis 1, 12 The land produced young greenery, all kinds of plants that carry seeds, all kinds of
trees that bring fruit with their seeds in them. God saw, it was good. ... 29 Then God said, "Hereby
I give to you all the plants on the whole earth that bear seeds, and all the trees with seed-bearing
fruits. They should serve you for food.

Exodus 3: 1-4 The bush burned and did not burn. [...] God shouted to him from the bush [...]. 10-14:
[...] I am the I-am-there [...]

Deuteronomy 11, 10: For the land into which you draw to possess it is not like the land of Egypt
from which you have set out. There, when the seed was sown, you had to artificially irrigate the
ground like in a vegetable garden.

Deuteronomy 32, 10: He found him in the wilderness, where wild beasts howl. He enveloped him,
took care of him, and looked after him like his eye-star.

Psalm 104, 14: You make grass for cattle, and plants for man, which he grows to gain bread from
the earth.

Psalm 18: 7-10: In my distress I called to the Lord / and I cried to my God. From his sanctuary
he heard my call, / my cry for help reached his ear. 8 Then the earth staggered and swayed, and the
foundations of the mountains trembled. / They staggered, for his anger was on fire. 9 Smoke rose from
his nose, / his mouth consumed consuming fire, / red hot coals spewed from him. 10 He bowed the sky
and descended, / at his feet dark clouds.

Proverbs 15:17: Better than dish vegetables where love rules, / as a fattened ox and hatred there.

Revelation 22: 2: Between the road and the city and the river, there are trees of life. Twelve times
they bear fruit, once a month; and the leaves of the trees serve to heal the peoples.