2900 BC), whom the Chinese credit with bringing civilization to China, seems to have made reference to Ma, the Chinese word for Cannabis, noting that Cannabis was very popular medicine that possessed both yin and yang." Robert Deitch - Chinese Emperor Shen Nung Said to Discover Healing Properties of Marijuana "According to Chinese legend, the emperor Shen Nung (circa 2700 BC; also known as Chen Nung) [considered the Father of Chinese medicine] discovered marijuana's healing properties as well as those of two other mainstays of Chinese herbal medicine, ginseng and ephedra." - Earliest Written Reference to Medical Marijuana in Chinese Pharmacopeia "The use of cannabis for purposes of healing predates recorded history.The earliest written reference is found in the 15th century BC Chinese Pharmacopeia, the Rh-Ya." National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - Book of Exodus References Holy Anointing Oil Made from Cannabis "Holy anointing oil, as described in the original Hebrew version of the recipe in Exodus (-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.
Likewise, after Jesus' passing, James suggests that anyone of the Christian community who was sick should call to the elders to anoint him with oil in the name of Jesus..." "So, did Jesus use cannabis? The word Christ does mean 'the anointed one' and Bennett contends that Christ was anointed with chrism, a cannabis-based oil, that caused his spiritual visions.
The ancient recipe for this oil, recorded in Exodus, included over 9lb of flowering cannabis tops (known as kaneh-bosem in Hebrew), extracted into a hin (about 11?
US National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse "Marihuana, A Signal of Misunderstanding," druglibrary.org, 1972 "Cannabis was reintroduced into British medicine in 1842 by Dr.
W[illiam] O'Shaughnessy, an army surgeon who had served in India.
People believed it could quicken the mind, prolong life, improve judgment, lower fevers, induce sleep and cure dysentery...