Cannabis was used in ancient Israelite ceremony, researchers find

The first evidence of cannabis being used by ancient Israelites has been discovered after researchers found well-preserved cannaboid residue on an altar of a shrine in an ancient Israelite temple, according to a study published in the Journal of the Institute of Tel Aviv University. The cannaboid residue is indicative that Israelites used cannabis for religious ceremonies. Researchers recently discovered this after analyzing “unidentified dark material” found on one of two altars of the Judahite shrine in the ancient temple of Tel Arad in the Negev.

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