A curious tweet we’ve discovered just recently, where they suggest Dr. Raphael Mechoulam to be a God-father of THC. He is an outstanding scientist, he deserved, and in this regard let’s mention more GREAT MEN being influencing cannabis culture, cannabis industry, and even religion at times.
Dr. Raphael Mechoulam
Great Man. True Scientist. The Discoverer.
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And let us now think this way — Dr. Raphael is the Father of Cannabis in its modern condition with all genetic engineering, breeding, cultivation, fancy techniques for increasing THC for recreational, and decreasing THC for CBD oils or other medical purpose. He started all this. This is out of the question, he discovered THC, isolated, fully synthesised.
But not yet a “Godfather” for Christ’s sake.
Science was often in conflict with Religion after all ))
We have collected few other opinions about the Godfather of Cannabis pretend-to-be…
1. King Haile Selassie, Ethiopia
His name is widely known and widely referred as Haile Selassie, but it was given once while baptising, and before that his original name was LIJ TAFARI MAKONNEN. Sounds a bit Finnish to me because of Makkonnen =) but this is some another royal tradition for naming children, where LIJ stands for “child” showing the young age of the noble blood… After the coronation he became Negusa Nagast, which is simply “King of Kings”… And in the between he had one more title: while his being the Ruler of Harar he became famous as RAS TAFARI MAKONNEN, where RAS means literally “head”, or more equivalent to “Duke”, Tafari is his name and Makonnen is his family name.
Shortly, RAS TAFARI, Duke TAFARI, the Ruler of Harar.
Often referred as follows:
The Almighty, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, His Imperial Majesty Haile Salassie.
I’m not sure about any exact reason but the fact is that Ras Tafari (a.k.a. King Haile Selassie) is now a central person in the RASTAFARI religion. Being another Abrahamic branch, so to say, the Rastafarians faithfully regard the King of Kings, Haile Selassie, as a prophet and as a Second Coming of Christ himself.
They call him also the Almighty, the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings, and for me personally this is more than enough to bear an unofficial title like God Father of Marijuana.
Heh… Isn’t it too much for a human to be a Second Christ, a Prophet, and a Godfather for the whole smokey world at the same exact time?
2. Robert Nesta Marley, Jamaica
Better known as Bob Marley. I can guess everybody coming to this website heard about who is this man and about his unmeasurable and priceless contribution to spreading the cannabis culture over the planet. When we say reggae or Jamaica, I bet, that the sound which starts playing immediately in the head is actually some of Bob Marley’s music. So spiritual.
Marley: “I would say to the people, Be still, and know that His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia is the Almighty. Now, the Bible seh so, Babylon newspaper seh so, and I and the children seh so. Yunno? So I don’t see how much more reveal our people want. Wha’ dem want? A white God, well God come black. True true.”
Read more about Robert Marley: Jamaica, Reggae and Marijuana
But wait, we have one more contester for the role… Ready?
3. Barack Obama
“Marijuana no more dangerous than alcohol.” – already deserve to be a notable fact in history when said by a mighty President. Okay, there is also a history about how the cannabis plants were heavily banned, however in fact this man released the tension a lot!
We are not talking about anything else, we are not that much in politics, but speaking plainly Mr. Obama has changed the legislation dramatically in favour of commercial cannabis cultivation. Many of the countries of the world have followed his cannabis experiments with Colorado and Washington (I think they were always referred as “experiments”?). He started this.
The huge cannabis industry is now flourishing and spreading rapidly over the planet. The huge new market has just appeared with a lot of potential in it, new jobs, new ventures, new cryptocurrencies. And still happily delivering tons of official medical world-class weed all around. It’s also giving fuel to tourism and e-commerce by the way, practically creating a new wave of freedom for the whole culture.