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These religions shun the use of cannabis exotic cannabis online shop

These religions shun the use of cannabis

These religions shun the use of cannabis exotic cannabis online shop
These religions shun the use of cannabis

The year 2020 has been one that no place and no one in the world will easily forget. More people are finding that the restrictions needed to remain healthy and safe are having them turn to religion, and for many, cannabis. Cannabis has been a means to control the depressive feelings of being locked down and the anxiety of wearing a mask when interacting with people. Children are being required to wear face shields, and the fact that this in itself is becoming the norm is causing mental health issues within communities.

However, some of the world’s religions shun the use of cannabis and its rituals. Interestingly the US State Department has made it clear that they are aware of religious discrimination against cannabis in other countries and the rituals involved. However, the report failed to mention that due to federal prohibition on cannabis, America also can be categorized as being one of those countries.

So, which of the world’s religions believe that consuming weed is a haram, a sin, or simply not kosher? A looming question that is still asked by scholars today regarding cannabis. In the Judaic tradition, the scholars are asked about anointing oil from the kaneh-bosem plantwritten in the Bible, Exodus 30:22-30. Christian traditions have often denounced cannabis and refer to it as a tool of the devil, but there are many other religions that take issue with the plant too.


Muslims believe that the use of drugs impairs their ability to serve Allah. Muslims believe the use of drugs that are not prescribed by a medical doctor is related to Satan’s work. Tobacco, although not forbidden, is also strongly discouraged.


Seventh-Day-Adventist encourages members to keep away from drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.  Members are advised to keep their bodies wholesome and pristine and to not engage in cannabis use.

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses practice the principles of the Bible, which includes not polluting their bodies and minds, so to them, cannabis is seen as a polluting substance.

The Mormon Church

Utah’s medical legalization did not sit well with the Mormon Church, who held a public stance against medical cannabis legalization.  In Utah, the Mormon church does not condone the use of cannabis for any reason.


Cannabis among this religious following is generally prohibited. However, the Nihang community does use a form of cannabis for religious purposes. Bhang, an edible form of cannabis, is offered as a portion of holy food. Sikh guru, Guru Nanak, states that using a mind-altering drug unless for medical purposes is a distraction from God. The word of Sikh Rehat Maryada says that Sikhs must not take cannabis, liquor, or any other intoxicant.


Using any drug for intoxication is frowned upon in this faith. The Bahai authorities have not approved of intoxicant drugs since the earliest of time.


Pope Francis stated in 2013 that, legalization of a drug would not help to ease the burden of drug addiction. He further noted the use of drugs could produce severe damage to life. Using cannabis except without therapeutic grounds is an offence.


Ron Hubbard, an American author, invented a set of practices and beliefs and named it Scientology. It is often defined as a cult. The Church of Scientology believes a human is an immortal spiritual being, found in the physical body. Scientology opposes the use of cannabis.

Final words

Interestingly the Bible, perhaps the most famous book in the world, does in no way clearly reference the word “cannabis.” However, the overall message is that any intoxicating substance is shunned upon.

California wildfires cause damage to legal cannabis crops

These religions shun the use of cannabis exotic cannabis online shop
These religions shun the use of cannabis

The California fires have damaged Sweet Creek Farms in Sonoma County. Significant damage has been inflicted on the cannabis farms in the region, and far too many of them still remain in the path of the fires in California today. The California fires are not contained at all, but the firefighters of the area are doing their best. The raging California fires put cannabis farmers in the region at significant financial losses because many of the outdoor cannabis crops are not insured for this type of damage.

Who is affected?

The family compound at Sweet Creek Farms lost about four-fifths of the farm’s crop to the California fires. California firefighters were only able to save one section of the family farm. Peterson speaks of her family compound as looking like a wasteland, and at the end of the day, her family’s losses will be around $150,000. The loss could surmount to even more if she cannot process the unburned cannabis that has not fully flowered. Hope is present on the family farm, but the unburned cannabis plants could eventually succumb to smoke damage.

WAMM Phytotherapies, a longtime not for profit medical cannabis farm, is also in danger of losing a farm. Valerie Corral, the founder, is concerned because she has not yet determined the farm’s status due to evacuation orders. The outlook so far is not good, as she believes that everything has burned on the one farm, but she hopes that the second farm has something salvageable remaining. In this case, neither farm is insured, so a total loss could be absolutely devastating.

Preferred Gardens owner David Polley is prepared to deal with the smoke damage to at least 2,000 of his 12,000 plants. He may have to destroy the smoke damaged cannabis plants if their condition is not salvageable. David’s main concern is that a wind shift that would put the California fires heading for his farm. If he cannot contain the fire, the farm is looking at a possible million-dollar loss, which could David Polley out of business. He remains optimistic and believes his 15 years of being in the cannabis business has taught him to prevail through the many kinds of hell he has been through.

Up in smoke

Due to climate changes, California and the western U.S. have experienced intense damaging fires for the three of the past four years, and it has put Sonoma County California in an area where the forest fires are raging. Due to the U.S federal prohibition of cannabis, marijuana farmers cannot secure federal crop insurance, and that makes the marijuana farmers who are in the path of California fires financially venerable if anything happens to them.

Private companies will provide insurance, but at a high cost that puts cultivators in a narrow profit margin. Growers are reporting crop and financial losses of up to 80 percent, and some are reportedly anxious that this could be the end of the family-run cannabis-inspired business. The fires in California today have burnt over 84,000 acres of land, and some of these fire damaged acres belong to the California cannabis farmer.

5 Fun things to do with weed before the summer ends

5 fun things to do with weed before the summer ends
5 Fun things to do with weed before the summer ends

We’re inching so close to fall that people are already starting to talk about what’s right around the corner, Halloween and Christmas, and though these holidays are certainly some of the best times of the year, right now, it’s time to sit back and enjoy what’s left of summer before it’s gone. Whether you’re looking for party or date ideas, or just some fun things to do today while it’s warm and the sun is shining, we’ve got you covered with these five seasonal cannabis-themed activities.

1. Blow some canna-bubbles

Most of us haven’t blown bubbles in ages, but it can be a really soothing activity that can be a whole tonne of fun when you mix it with cannabis, and it actually provides some pretty good exercise for the lungs, but that’s not all this is. Blowing canna-bubbles can be turned into a toking activity on a warm sunny day, and you don’t need much to do it either.

Things you’ll need

  • Unpoppable bubble solution
  • Bubble wands (the bigger, the better)
  • Bubble solution tray
  • Cup
  • Straws
  • Cannabis
  • Smoking device (bong, pipe, joint, vape, etc.)


  1. Pour enough of the bubble solution in the tray to completely cover the bubble wand once it’s been placed into it.
  2. Now you’ll need to grab a cup and fill it approximately halfway with unpoppable bubble solution.
  3. Place 2-3 straws into the cup with the bubble solution.
  4. Prepare your device by filling it with cannabis and get it lit.
  5. Take a nice long haul off your chosen device and then quickly pick up the bubble wand and exhale the smoke as hard as you can so that it is contained within a bubble.
  6. Now at this point, you can sit back and enjoy a beautiful show of floating smoke-filled bubbles, or you can take it to the next level by using the straws and try to inhale the contained smoke. Though you probably aren’t going to get very high, as the smoke cloud has already been filtered through a set of lungs, it can be a lot of fun and quite a challenge to do as you get more stoned with each new one that’s filled.

2. Enjoy some frozen edible treats

When the weather is warm, you’ll crave cold treats, as they can help to take the edge off the temperatures, but as the months slowly turn cold, ice cream and frozen desserts are rarely a passing thought, so this is definitely one of the best things to do today. You could enjoy freshly blended smoothies, canna-pops, fudgesicles with weed, or simply cannabis-infused ice cubes with fruit, which we’ll show you how to make today.

Things you’ll need

  • 2 ½ cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons cannabis tincture
  • ¼ cup grapes
  • ¼ cup pineapple chunks
  • Ice cube tray
  • Whisk


  1. Pour the cannabis tincture into the water and give it a gentle stir with a whisk.
  2. Add the water mixture to the ice cube tray and try to fill each of the compartments as evenly as possible.
  3. Scatter the fruit pieces among all of the ice cube compartments until they are evenly distributed throughout.
  4. Freeze the ice cubes for at least 3 hours before using them to make smoothies, to flavor hot drinks like coffee or tea, or as a fancy addition to your favourite cold drinks so that you can get elevated while you enjoy them.

3. Build fresh fruit bongs or pipes

Now is the time when most local fruit is coming to a peak, which means that all of your favourites are plentiful and affordable which makes this the perfect time of the year to experiment with different types to create homemade pieces. This is one of those date ideas that could be seductive, as you could pick fresh fruits together before taking them home and arranging them into a bong or a pipe to try out together. It’s a quiet, intimate activity that could take up the entire day, and one of the simplest options out there would be the strawberry pipe.

What you’ll need

  • 1 large strawberry
  • 1 large toothpick
  • Paring knife


  1. To start, you’ll want to wash the fruit to make sure that it’s free of germs.
  2. Now visually inspect the strawberry and hold it sideways. The side that is facing upwards will be the one where you’ll make in a bowl, and the sweetest tip of the strawberry will eventually be the mouthpiece, so keep this in mind as you work.
  3. Use a paring knife to carve a fair-sized bowl into the side of the strawberry, as far away from the tip of the fruit as possible. Make sure that it sinks a centimeter or two at least so that it will be easier to connect to the mouthpiece.
  4. Take the toothpick and carefully drill a hole at the front of the very tip of the strawberry into the bottom on the bowl that you just carved.
  5. Use the toothpick to poke holes down into the bowl without allowing the tool to poke through to the other side.
  6. Try to take a draw from the strawberry, can you take a breath through it? If not, you might need to drill out the hole that connects the mouthpiece to the bowl just a little bit more to allow the air and, eventually, the smoke to flow through.
  7. Once you are confident in the draw, you can pack the freshly carved bowl and give it a light to test it out. The sweet fruit juices will dance across your lips with each toke, making for a delicious and sweet flavored experience.

4. Have a long soak in the sun with CBD

The sun can help you to sleep better, feel better, and just be healthier, as it provides us with much-needed nourishment that is difficult to replace through diet alone. Unfortunately, it also has downsides which are why our list of fun things to do includes a good soak in the sun. That could mean that you douse yourself in cannabis tanning oil to protect your skin or that you fill a small pool or tub with water and soak as much of your body as possible in the glory while you soak up the rays knowing that your skin is in the best of hands and is healthy. To make cannabis tanning oil is a simple process, and we’ll walk you through.

What you’ll need

  • 1 bottle of coconut oil
  • 3 teaspoons of sunscreen
  • 1 teaspoon of cannabis oil
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 container to hold it all


  1. Slowly pour each of the ingredients into a bowl and then whisk them together until everything is thoroughly combined.
  2. Now transfer the mixture from the bowl to the container, preferably using one with an airtight lid.
  3. Use this cannabis tanning oil before each time you go out in the sun to get a golden tan without the hot red burn.

5. Smoke a joint and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the season

We know that we promised 5 different activities but this one forces you to consider what matters most to you, which can turn what you do next into the most meaningful memory ever. Is there somewhere special that you’ve always wanted to smoke a joint or see? Or is there an activity that you miss most once winter hits because the snow takes over? Try to think of things that will be the most fulfilling for you, and when you’re ready to do them, make sure to pack a good bag to take along for the adventure.

What you might need:

  • Someone special
  • A bag of weed
  • Smoking device
  • A plan that includes something that you’ll miss most as the temperatures cool

Of course, we can’t tell you how you’d do this activity exactly with precise step by step instructions, but often looking within is exactly what you need to figure that out for yourself. You can have fun doing simple stoner things, or you can go anywhere that your dreams and budget can take you, and while you do it, you can be sure to enjoy every single second of what’s left of summer before it’s gone.

An old-fashioned apple crisp recipe with a kick

An old-fashioned apple crisp recipe with a kick
An old-fashioned apple crisp recipe with a kick

Apples are only in season for a short time in the year, and that is the best time to stock up on piles of fresh local produce to turn into all of your favorite delicious apple recipes. You can make apple pie, or put the extra work in for an extravagant cake, but sometimes it’s the simplest, most wholesome combinations that will keep you coming back for more, which is exactly what you get when you make apple crisp.

What is Apple Crisp?

Apple crisp is a baked dish that consists of a thick layer of apples and a delightful crumble mouthwatering topping that brings all of the flavors together and adds that addictive crunch that you’ll come to crave. It’s a simple dessert, but it can also work as a topping, and it’s fancy enough to serve during the most elegant of occasions so it’s a safe bet no matter what you’ve got in mind.

Apple crisp recipe

This apple crisp recipe cuts out all of the unnecessary sugars so you don’t have to feel too guilty when you indulge in it, and it includes just enough of a potent cannabis hit by using cannabutter to appease moderate to regular consumers. For beginners, a more diluted combination using less cannabutter that is replaced by regular butter might be a safer choice, as the effects of this sinfully sweet dish can be intense and long-lasting. Unfortunately, all of this goodness comes at a price, as this dessert is loaded with calories, but as long as you enjoy it in moderation, it’s worth it to take a diet cheat day.

Preparation time: 3 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour

Calories: 442

Servings: 8

Filling ingredients

  • 2 lbs Granny Smith apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Topping ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cannabutter
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • 9×9 baking dish
  • Large bowl
  • Whisk
  • Medium Bowl
  • Wooden spoon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, then grease the baking dish using a small amount of the regular butter.
  2. Add the cornstarch and sugar to a large mixing bowl and use a whisk to break apart any lumps while combining the two ingredients.
  3. Next, dump the apple slices along with the lemon juice into the bowl and then toss the fruit pieces until they are evenly coated.
  4. Pour the oats, salt, brown sugar, and flour into a mixing bowl and gently stir the ingredients together.
  5. Melt both types of butter and then drizzle them across the oat mixture.
  6. Combine the crumb topping ingredients.
  7. Scoop the fruit filling layer into the baking dish and follow it with a second layer of the crumble topping mixture.
  8. Bake the apple crisp for 1 full hour.
  9. Leave the apple crisp to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. Otherwise, it might be a bit watery, as the temperature drop allows the cornstarch to work its magic.

Different ways to serve this apple crisp

Apple crisp is absolutely delicious when it’s served warm all by itself, but some like to mix things up a bit by adding topping choices such as ice cream, cool whip, or whipping cream. This apple crisp recipe also makes for the perfect base for homemade ice cream, and it works as a topping for other delicious, warm desserts like pancakes or waffles.

Cannabis strains to match your horoscope in September

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These religions shun the use of cannabis

Do you follow your astrological sign? Is your sign Virgo and your birthday at the beginning of September, or are you instead represented by the sign in the zodiac that is not a living thing, Libra? Let’s take a look at the best strains that will compliment the sign of the zodiac that surrounds you.

Which one is your sign?

1. Virgo

If you are lucky enough to be born under this sign, then you are known as a healer of the Zodiac. Caring for the body is very important for those born under this sign. You are likely very careful about what goes into your body. Analyzing or, for some, over-analyzing everything around them is part of being born under this particular zodiac sign. Zodiac signs like Virgo are detail-oriented people who love consuming cannabis through the use of vape pens or even edibles.

Weed strains that contain higher levels of CBD seem to be an attraction for those born under this horoscope. Indica seems to be a weed strain that is popular with the Virgo born individual. Weed strains that release you from worrying about every detail that is going on in your life will suit those who follow this zodiac sign. Virgo or early September born individuals will love the weed strain, OG Kush. OG Kush was first cultivated in Florida in the early ’90s

Some of the effects associated with this horoscope sign include:

  • Happy
  • Euphoric
  • Relaxed
  • Uplifted
  • Hungry

This particular weed strain will assist in dealing with:

  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Stress

Some side effects:

  • Dry eyes
  • Paranoid
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizzy
  • Headache

2. Libra

The horoscope symbols for the person born in the latter part of September are the only zodiac signs that are not a living thing. Scales represent Libra. Those born under Libra often need to stop taking themselves as seriously as they do. Particular weed strains could potentially help them to not be as serious. Some born under this horoscope sign have issues with being self-conscious when consuming certain weed strains, especially if the surroundings are considered dingy or gross.

The fun-loving Libra is very social and adores glamourous things, so people tend to surround them. Weed strains that can help them to be relaxed while staying engaged are the best choice for those born under this particular zodiac sign. The Libra child is one of your friends who is most likely to bring weed to the group for a perfect interaction tool. A weed strain that fits the personality of the one born under the scales is a  hybrid strain named Cherry Pie.

Some of the effects of this weed strain include:

  • Relaxed
  • Euphoric
  • Happy
  • Uplifted
  • Creative

This weed strain will help with:

  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety

Some noted side effects include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Dizzy
  • Dry eyes
  • Paranoid
  • Anxious

Final predictions

Cannabis is a gift from mother nature, and so are the zodiac signs that we are born under. The pairing of cannabis with these signs is a natural occurrence. Cannabis and the signs that the zodiac represents could be the answer to living a peaceful and productive life. Are you following your horoscope daily while indulging in cannabis? The future may appear brighter and more secure to those that do.