Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the history of cannabis, having written dozens of articles in Cannabis Culture, High Times, and other magazines as well as three books dealing with the subject; Green Gold the Tree of Life: Marijuana in Magic and Religion (Access Unlimited, 1995), Sex, Drugs, Violence and the Bible (Forbidden Fruit Publishing, 2001) and Cannabis and the Soma Solution (TrineDay, 2010).

Bennett has identified evidence for a religious role for cannabis in a variety of ancient and modern religions, such as Hinduism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, but his work regarding evidence in the Bible regarding the use of cannabis by both the ancient Jews and Christians has received the most attention.

In 1990 Bennett experienced a religious epiphany that cannabis was the Tree of Life as described in the New Testament’s Book of Revelation (22.2), and shortly after that he joined Hamilton Ontario’s church of the Universe (www.iamm.com) a group which formed in 1969 and which also recognized cannabis as the Tree of Life.

News stories, reviews and the introduction for Bennett’s book on the Biblical references to cannabis can be found at http://www.forbiddenfruitpublishing.com/SexDrugs/Book

Writings and Video
http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/1090.html
http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/1301.html
http://hightimes.com/news/ht_admin/139
http://www.forbiddenfruitpublishing.com/Chris/Writings
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=chris+bennett+cannabis&searc...

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Latest from Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett
Apr 2 2012
Here are two recent lectures I gave for Ted Smith's Hempology 101, discussing cannabis and hemp in the ancient world. Here are two recent lectures I gave for Ted Smith's Hempology 101, discussing cannabis and hemp in the ancient world.
Chris Bennett
Sep 9 2010
My new book, Cannabis and the Soma Solution is finally in print! Get it on Amazon for 30% off on the pre-press price, before they change it.
Chris Bennett
Aug 13 2010
Here is the latest in my religious cannabis use case against the Canadian Government.
Chris Bennett
Apr 22 2010
The use of cannabis as a sacrament dates back thousands of years, in many different religions and possibly even during the anointing of Jesus Christ, according to expert testimony in an ongoing criminal court proceeding in Toronto.
Chris Bennett
Apr 19 2010
In the story is titled The Walls of Eryx. written in 1936, published in 1939 in Weird Tales Magazine, Lovecraft refers to the “mirage-plant” which from the description looked very much like cannabis and an incident under its inlfuences that happens at precisely 4:20:

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