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Below are symbols, and locations of Cannabis in the Bible.


     Not only can cannabis be used as medicine, rope, and 5,000+ other uses, "the medicinal properties of the cannabis plant have been known for millennia. As far back as 2800 BC, cannabis was used to treat a vast array of health problems and was listed in Emperor Shen Nung's pharmacopoeia."


     CALAMUS vs. CANNABISThe KJV translates the Hebrew wordqaneh” (pronounced kaw-naw’) into “calamus.”  Per Strong’s Concordance, “qaneh” means “a reed (as erect); by resemblance a rod (especially for measuring) shaft, tube, stem, (the radius of the arm) beam (of a steelyard): – balance, bone, branch, calamus, cane, reed, spearman, stalk.” 

     The FDA recognizesthe oil” of cannabis as having medicinal properties to treat certain conditions like seizure disorders. This discovery brings us back full circle to the original use of cannabis in biblical times! 

*Hyssop - *Calamus vs Cannabis - *Measuring Reed - *Sweet Cane - *Gospel of Thomas

"Herb","Calamus",kaneh bosem in Hebrew, "Reed","Sweet Cane", "Smoking flax", Holy Bible and inspiring verses to overcome Man's addictions highlighted for your convenience, Jesus speaking in this color.

Genesis 1:11 | View whole chapter | See verse in context

"And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so."

Genesis 1:12 | View whole chapter | See verse in context

"And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good."

Genesis 1:29 | View whole chapter | See verse in context

"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat."

Genesis 1:30 | View whole chapter | See verse in context

"And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so."

Genesis 2:5 View whole chapter | See verse in context

"And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground."

Genesis 3:18 | View whole chapter | See verse in context

"Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;"

Genesis 9:3 View whole

chapter | See verse in context

"Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things."

Exodus 9:22 View whole chapter | See verse in context

"And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt."

Exodus 9:25 View whole chapter | See verse in context

"And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field."

Exodus 10:12 View whole chapter | See verse in context

"And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left."

Exodus 10:15 View whole chapter | See verse in context

"For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt."

Exodus 12:8 View whole chapter | See verse in context

"And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it."

Numbers 9:11 | View whole chapter | See verse in context

"The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs."

Deuteronomy 11:10 View whole chapter | See verse in context

"For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs:"

Deuteronomy 32:2 View whole chapter | See verse in context

"My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:"

"The KJV translates the Hebrew word qaneh(pronounced kaw-naw’) into “calamus.”  Per Strong’s Concordance, qaneh means “a reed (as erect); by resemblance a rod (especially for measuring) shaft, tube, stem, (the radius of the arm) beam (of a steelyard): – balance, bone, branch, calamus, cane, reed, spearman, stalk.

Isaiah 43:24-25

King James Version (KJV)

24. "Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities."

25. "I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins."

Ezekiel 27:19

King James Version (KJV)

19. "Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in thy fairs: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market."

Exodus 30:23

Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,

Song of Solomon 4:14 

"Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:"

Jeremiah 6:20

To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.

Ezekiel 47:12 | View whole chapter | See verse in context

"And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine."

Ezekiel 34:27-31

 King James Version (KJV)

Exodus 30:24-25 King James Version (KJV)

24. "And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin:"

25. "And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil."

Please meditate on these verses concerning the Holy Anointing Oil, was for 

MOSES to (Produce) Anoint

Exodus 30:32

Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you.

Exodus 30:33

Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or whosoever putteth any of it upon a stranger, shall even be cut off from his people.

Holy anointing oil - Wikipedia

Warning: God's Holy Anointing oil was only for Moses to produce an anoint!

Sula Benet demonstrated that the word for cannabis is kaneh-bosm, also rendered in traditional Hebrew as kaneh or kannabus. The root kan in this construction means reedor hemp, while bosm meansaromatic.

Job 40:21

He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.

Isaiah 42:3

A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

Matthew 12:20

A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

Matthew 27:30

And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

Mark 15:19

And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.

Matthew 27:48

And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

Mark 15:36

And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.

John 19:29

Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.

Matthew 27:29

And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

The KJV translates Strong's H7070 in the following mannerreed (28x), calamus (3x), cane (2x) reeds (11x)

Ezekiel 34:29

And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.

Psalms 104:14

He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

Big Pharma

"Hemp plants and marijuana plants are both the same species. Legally, hemp is defined as a cannabis plant that contains 0.3 percent or less THC, while marijuana is a cannabis plant that contains more than 0.3 percent THC. CBD can be derived from both hemp and marijuana plants."

"Based on similar words in cognate languages (Sanskrit śana, Assyrian qunnabu, Persian kebab, Arabic Kanab), Benet proposed that the Biblical plants or spices "cane" (Ez. 27:19; Is. 43:24; Ct. 4:14), "cane ha-tob" (Je. 6:20), and "kaneh-bosem" (Ex. 30:23), which are usually translated as "sweet calamus" or "sweet cane", were actually hemp. "Kaneh-bosem" was an ingredient of the holy anointing oil described in Ex. 30:22-25"

"Benet argued that in many ancient languages, including Hebrew, the root "kan" had a double meaning, both hemp and reed, and that an error originated within the oldest Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, Septuagint, in the third century B.C., where the terms "kaneh" and "kaneh-bosem" had been translated as "sweet kalamos."


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Matthew 12:20 | View whole chapter | See verse in context

"A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory."

Isaiah 42:3 | View whole chapter | See verse in context

"A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth."

Genesis 15:17 | View whole chapter | See verse in context

"And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces."

Isaiah 7:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in context

"And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah."

Exodus 20:18 | View whole chapter | See verse in context

"And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off."

"FLAX" in the KJV Bible

Isaiah 19:9

Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded."

Ezekiel 40:3

And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.

Judges 15:14

And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands.

ROPE - Bible History

Jeremiah 33:3

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Rope was made of Hemp AKA a line of flax or smoking Flax - Linen is made from the flax plant. See: Measuring reed Qaneh & qěnēh bośem 


Hemp in ancient rope and fabric from:

The Greek word “Pharmakia”

"Why ‘sorcery’ was the fastest-growing search term on Bible Gateway in 2021"

The KJV translates Strong's G5331 in the following manner: sorcery (2x), witchcraft (1x)
pharmakeia *

Matthew 6:24

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

John 4:24

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Bible Verses About Spirit

Bible Verses About Truth

Bible Verses About Being Free


Matthew 5:17-19

"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.(Read More...)

Mark 2:28

"Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath."

Exodus 20:8

"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy."

Revelation 14:12

"Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."

Exodus 31:16

"Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant."

Colossians 2:16-17 

"Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:(Read More...)

Romans 14:5

"One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind."

Gospel of Thomas Saying 27

Who changed the Sabbath?

Matthew 7:1

Judge not, that ye be not judged.

1 Corinthians 6:12

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Bible Verses About Sin

1 Timothy 1:15

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

Psalms 119:105

NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Romans Road to Salvation

Romans 3:23

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;


Romans 3:10

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Romans 5:12

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

Bible Verses About Repentance

Proverbs 4:20 4:22

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Acts 5:29

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Malachi 3:6

 "For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed."

Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 16:33

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Mark 11:24

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Hebrews 10:25

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Deuteronomy 31:8

And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Bible Verses About Trust No Man

Psalms 118:8-9 

 "[It is] better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man."(Read More...)

Galatians 6:3  

"For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself."

Romans 13:8  

"Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law."

Philippians 4:6

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Ephesians 2:8  

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:"

Proverbs 3:5-6 

 "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.(Read More...)

Deuteronomy 20:4

For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.

1 Chronicles 16:11

Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

Bible Verses About Faith

2 Corinthians 5:7

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Psalms 18:32

It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

 Bible Verses About All Things Are Possible

Matthew 19:26 

"But Jesus beheld [them], and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible."

Mark 10:27 

 "And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men [it is] impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible."

Mark 9:23  

"Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things [are] possible to him that believeth."

Matthew 17:20 

"And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you."

Mark 9:24

"And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief."

Luke 18:27  

"And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

Jeremiah 32:17 

 "Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, [and] there is nothing too hard for thee:"

Romans 8:31 

 "What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us?"

Job 42:2 

 "I know that thou canst do every [thing], and [that] no thought can be withholden from thee."

Jeremiah 32:27  

"Behold, I [am] the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?"

Proverbs 3:6 

 "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

John 3:16 

 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Isaiah 54:17

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Luke 1:37 

"For with God nothing shall be impossible."

Philippians 4:13 

 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

1 Corinthians 2:14

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Psalms 9:9

The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

1 John 4:4

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

1 Corinthians 10:13

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Psalms 31:24

Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

Psalms 32:8

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Romans 15:5

Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

1 Peter 4:7  

"But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer."

Matthew 24:22

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Bible Verses About Come To Jesus

Matthew 11:28

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

1 Thessalonians 5:2

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

 The Septuagint is a Greek translation "Sula Benet demonstratedthe Hebrew Bible that was done in the 3rd century BCE. In this version, “kaneh ha-tob” - “Kaneh-bosem” is a crucial reference to cannabis. This term appears five times in the Old Testament and is translated into English as “aromatic cane” or “sweet cane.” 

     The herb known as kaneh bosem in Hebrew, there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that "kaneh bosem" may have actually been a mistranslation of the term cannabis. Supporters of this theory point to the fact that cannabis grows abundantly in the Middle East and has been used for various purposes for centuries, including as a medicinal and psychoactive substance.

     Reed is also a symbol of strength and courage. It reminds us that we are strong and resilient enough to overcome our struggles. We must remain focused on our goals and be willing to make the necessary changes in order to achieve success. 

     Smoking flax was used by ancient cultures to aid in meditation and prayer. The term "smoking flax" is used in the Bible to illustrate various concepts, often symbolizing the delicate and vulnerable nature of something that is struggling or on the brink of extinguishment. It can also represent a small but hopeful spark that has the potential to ignite into something greater.

     Based on similar words in cognate languages  (Sanskrit śana, Assyrian qunnabu, Persian kenab, Arabic kanab), Benet proposed that the Biblical plants or spices "kaneh" (Ez. 27:19; Is. 43:24; Ct. 4:14), "kaneh ha-tob" (Je. 6:20), and "kaneh-bosem" (Ex. 30:23), which are usually translated as "sweet calamus" or "sweet cane", were actually hemp. "Kaneh-bosem" was an ingredient of the holy anointing oil described in Ex. 30:22-25.

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