There’s no shortage of famous people who love smoking weed. For starters, there are tons of pop culture celebs who love the green. Actors like Seth Rogen and Brad Pitt, comics like Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, musicians like Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and Willie Nelson, and many more are loud and proud about their use of ganja. And then there are also all the pro athletes who puff. For example, Michael Phelps took the world’s most famous bong rip. And tons of NBA and NFL players are becoming more open about the role cannabis plays in their lives and careers.
We could go on and on making lists of all the world’s famous tokers. But you get the idea. There are tons of them. Even if you listed out all the world’s most famous weed smokers, there’s one name that you’d probably miss. And it’s one of the most well-known names of all time. Jesus. That’s right, Jesus himself may have been a big time fan of cannabis. But you probably haven’t heard about that side of his life.
While it’s impossible to prove beyond all doubt that cannabis played a part in Jesus’s life, there are some pretty interesting clues. Here are nine pieces of evidence that suggest Jesus may have used weed.
1. People Used Weed Thousands Of Years Ago
One of the first clues that Jesus could have used cannabis is a simple fact that humans have pretty much always used weed. When researchers found the tomb of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, they discovered his mummy buried with particles of kief. At a different site, scientists found another mummy buried with almost two pounds of herb. In Romania, there’s evidence of pot smoking that goes back as far as 5,000 years ago.
The point is, weed and humans go way back. People have always used cannabis. All of this means that the world into which Jesus was born would have definitely known about weed.
There’s no reason to think that Jesus lived before people started using cannabis. If Ramses II used weed, and if Pakistani shamans puffed thousands of years ago, then it’s not too hard to imagine Israelites smoking marijuana during Jesus’s lifetime.