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Unforgettable migration of the heart

This poem was written by Manisha Thakur
Though I always try to lie to myself
Those far away like the Himalayas
I would stand
Like those birds that migrate,
My heart did not just before spring came
And not just winter left
This winter had left me cold, pale, and blue
But here in this place
Buds bloomed into flowers and Plants grew into trees
Here summers left me
And even winters
And then I belonged to this place
This migration I will never forget
For such decisions, sometimes in life
Set birds like others and me free.

Jesus Smoked Pot

Jesus was almost certainly a cannabis user and an early proponent of the medicinal properties of the drug, according to a study of scriptural texts published this month. The study suggests that Jesus and his disciples used the drug to carry out miraculous healings.
The anointing oil used by Jesus and his disciples contained an ingredient called kaneh-bosem which has since been identified as cannabis extract, according to an article by Chris Bennett in the drugs magazine, High Times, entitled Was Jesus a Stoner? The incense used by Jesus in ceremonies also contained a cannabis extract, suggests Mr Bennett, who quotes scholars to back his claims.

"There can be little doubt about a role for cannabis in Judaic religion," Carl Ruck, professor of classical mythology at Boston University said.

Referring to the existence of cannabis in anointing oils used in ceremonies, he added: "Obviously the easy availability and long-established tradition of cannabis in early Judaism... wou…

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