Cannabis and Religion: Exploring the Religious Use of Cannabis Throughout History

Weed and religion have an ancient history that goes back thousands of years and spans across the world.

From Taoism in China, Hinduism in India to Rastafarianism in Jamaica, many different people have used cannabis in their religious ceremonies to reach a higher plane.

Read on for a detailed look at how religions have used cannabis throughout the ages.

Taoism and cannabis

One of the earliest examples of cannabis use in religion can be found in Taoism, the ancient Chinese belief system that dates back to the fourth century BCE.

Taoism is based on the philosophy of Lao Tzu, and became the official religion more at