The use of Cannabis goes back at least 10,000 years, not only as paper and fiber, but as a medicine and a means of connecting with Spirit. All of the world’s major religions have used Cannabis as a sacrament, including Islam, Hebrew, Buddhism, Hinduism, Pagan and Christian religions. Many Native American tribes knew the use of Cannabis as did the indigenous peoples in Australia, Africa and South America.

This article by Chris Bennett brings out a lot of the information among the ancient Hebrews and Christians, and how some of the medical uses we now know to be effective were known to ancient peoples.