Choose Godfather of Cannabis. The List Of Heroes

A curious tweet we’ve discovered just recently, where they suggest Dr. Raphael Mechoulam to be a God-father of THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol). He is an outstanding scientist, of course, and the cannabis community know and praise his name, that he certainly deserved. However this is a curious exercise to list up person who also deserve to be mentioned as Heroes of the whole marijuana industry now flourishing all around the world. To support and inherit the idea of the original post (the sreenshot below) we’ve kept the “Godfather” wording yet extended THC to the cannabis as a whole.

Twitter Screenshot of a Cannabis Community showing a topic about the Godfather of Cannabis Industry

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, Israel

The True Scientist. The Discoverer.

I think this way — Dr. Raphael is the FATHER of Cannabis as Science and he ignited the whole branch in science. He started all this, no doubt and we greatly appreciate his influence upon the modern cannabis market, this is out of the question. He discovered THC, isolated, fully synthesized, discovered even more after that and doing it till now.

But not yet a “Godfather” for gods’ sake. And why not? SIMPLY BECAUSE the Science is in controversy to Religion way way too often 😜😁😁👍👍

Then — we have collected few more pretenders for the green crown on this page (or shall we call ’em the suggestions?) about which person in the recent history could be rilli regarded as the Godfather of Cannabis, the Godfather of Marijauna. Have a look.

1. King Haile Selassie I, Ethiopia

King Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia the Artwork for home decoration and interior design, spotted at AfroTriangleDesigns.com
Source: AfroTriangleDesigns.com

His name is widely known, the King of Kings, His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I,the Emperor of Ethiopia and, sadly, the last king of Ethiopia. He lived a life of peaceful warrior, and he influenced the culture of the whole world. His word spread LOVE, and his word spread PEACE.

His name by birth was Lij Tafari Makonnen. I cannot help myself: does it seem as if originates from Finland? 😋 Well, back to being serious, this is the royal tradition for naming children, where “Lij” means “child” showing the young age of the prince just born.

After the coronation yet another title’s been added: Negusa Nagast, which is “King of Kings” in Ethiopian language. And somewhere between the birth and the king he enjoyed one more title, fulfiling his duty as the crown prince Haile Selassie governed HARAR (a province in Ethopia) and the title then was RAS TAFARI MAKONNEN, where RAS means literally “Head” or more likely it is the equivalent to “Duke”, Tafari is still his first name and Makonnen is the family name.

Shortly, RAS TAFARI, Duke TAFARI, the Ruler of HARAR, the spiritual leader of the whole Rastafari Religion, and the followers often call him as follows:

The Almighty,

The King of Kings,

The Lord of Lords,

His Imperial Majesty,

Haile Salassie I.

The Almighty, The Magnificent, King of Kings, His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, the Prophet of Rstafari Religion
The image is a courtesy of Jamaicans.com, where you can find the full article about HAILE SALASSIE historical visit to JAMAICA in 1966 —

Haile Sellasie I, Ras Tafari, is the central figure of the RASTAFARI religion, he is the Prophet and the Messiah himself who came on Earth to help us, just like Jesus Christ did long before that. This is exactly the Second Coming suggested in Bible and it has happened. Rastafari, the followers of Rastafari religion (sometimes referred to as “Rastafari movement” but it is the religion) faithfully regard Haile Selassie as a divine person, also a direct descendant of the biblical couple: King Solomon and Queen of Sheba!

Find out more cool facts about Rastafari?

They call him the Almighty, they call him Lord of Lords and the King of Kings, therefore he is THE GOD in the Rastafari belief. And how the GOD can be a Godfather. That is just not logical.

2. King Rameses II, Egypt

Yet another divine person we add into our Marijuana Pantheon. His name is Rameses II, The Pharaoh of Egypt, who lived about 3300 years ago. The name RAMESES derives from RA, the Sun-God of Egypt.

Rameses II, the Pharaoh of Egypt, British Museum

Not that Rameses II did anything very special to Marijuana, but Pharaohs were developing Marijuana as a Culture, they used marijuana all way through and all around, where the scientists suggest nowadays — on the daily basis for both religious and recreational purpose! He is on this page to symbolize the Enlightenment after the dark age when history and science and scientists happened to be servants to sick ideologies, and we hope they will no more.

Rameses II was a cocaine user (along with other Pharaohs as they used cocaine in a form of edibles) and a tobacco smoker as his tissues show in the scientific test. Or maybe a tomato eater as the latter contains nicotine too, anyway both tobacco and tomatoes do belong to the New World exclusively. Of course there are questions yet to answer but the impact upon the whole theory has impacted:

Pharaohs of Egypt tested positive on marijuana and cocaine

I’m fanatic to the cultures and the Egyptian one in particular, I love thinking he is the earliest-known royal pothead as he was the Greatest. More important, Pharaohs traded cocaine, nicotine and other products right from the Americas about 3000 years BEFORE the “official” discoverer presented the New World to us. Apparently, the new world suddenly happened to be not that “new” — that is where the current scientific opinion is.

His period is the Golden Age of Egypt. His fame lasts and shall last for thousands of years. His mummy now is in the Cairo Museum, and we know about his keen to nicotine/drugs out of his tissues (photo credit here):

Rameses the Great mummy, Cairo

Rest in peace, dude.

3. Robert Nesta Marley, Jamaica

Better known as Bob Marley. I can guess everybody who is reading stuff on this website heard about who is this Man and about his immeasurable priceless contribution to spreading the marijuana culture over the planet.

When we say “Reggae” and when we say “Jamaica”, I bet, that the music which starts playing immediately in a head is Bob Marley’s music. So spiritual. He is the Patriot of the Whole World, I think. He is Rastafari, he stands for Peace and for Love.

Bob Marley, one of the most famous Rastafari of all time, Jamaican Musician, Cultural Activist and Famous Marijuana Advocate

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.
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Find out what is Babylon?

But wait, wait, we have one more person for the role. Ready?

4. Barack Obama, USA

“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, and the major player’s role in it, however in fact this man released the tension a lot!

Barack Obama, USA

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 favor 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, they all started this

Marijuana Buds Rolling Endlessly Animation

The huge cannabis industry is now flourishing and spreading rapidly over the planet. The huge new market has appeared introducing huge potential, new jobs, new ventures, new cryptocurrencies, new medicine. Happily delivering tons of now-official world-class world-best MARIJUANA all around the globe. Giving fuel to tourism and also to e-commerce, creating the huge new wave of freedom, spreading HEALTH, spreading CULTURE, spreading LOVE & PEACE!!1

Sat, 14/Jul/18