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Cannabis Religions - Step by step guide for a religious defence for Cannabis

Smokin Moose

Fallen Cannabis Warrior
1. Identify a religious use.
2. Sincerely believe.
3. Document your belief.
4. Practice your belief.

1. Identify a religious use. Your religious use must be required. You may find an ancient requirement in your existing religion or join a religion that requires cannabis. You may join Pr Ntr Kmt to meet this requirement, but Pr Ntr Kmt also allows you to keep your existing religion along and add ancient Egyptian ritual and practice.
religious choice

Most of the world's religions have used cannabis in some form for religious ritual and belief.

You may keep your existing religion and make use of your existing religion's beliefs about cannabis.

You may keep your existing religion and incorporate ancient Egyptian or other religion's beliefs about cannabis (see ntr sentra).

You may join any modern or ancient variation of any religion that has religious beliefs about cannabis that you personally agree with.
religious uses

There are many well-documented religious uses for cannabis.

prayer: Adherants of many different world religions have used cannabis for prayer. The ancient Egyptian practice of ntr sentra involved using cannais and other herbs (especially cinnamon) to create prayer incense that would make prayers more pleasing the the divine. The modern English word "incense" comes from the ancient Egyptian word ntr sentra (literally, "the breath of the Goddess"). Religions that used cannabis for prayer include ancient Egyptian, Asatru (Norse), Bantu, Buddhism, Celtic Druidism, Christianity, Coptic Christianity, Essenes, Gypsy, Hellenism (Greek), Hermeticism, Hinduism, Hottentot, Judaism, Kemetic, Mithraism, Pygmy, Rastafarian, Shamanic/Tribal religion, Sufi Islam, Theraputea, Wicca, Witchcraft, Zoarastrianism, and Zulu.

annointings: Some world religions have used cannabis preparations (especially hashish oil) for religious annointings. These religions include ancient Egyptian, Buddhism, Christianity, Coptic Christianity, Gypsy (including Tarot), Hellenism (Greek), Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Kemetic, Mithraism, Shamanic/Tribal religion, Sufi, and Zoarastrianism.

celebration: Many world religions have used cannabis for religious celebrations. Gypsy, Hinduism, Mithraism, Shamanic/Tribal religion, Shintoism, Wicca, Witchcraft, and ancient Egyptians (Kemetic) used cannabis to celebrate marriage.

communing with the divine: Many world religions have used cannabis to commune with the divine. These religions include ancient Egyptian, Bantu, Buddhism, Christianity, Coptic Christianity, Dagga, Essene, Gypsy (including Tarot), Hellenism (Greek), Hermeticism, Hinduism, Hottentot, Islam, Judaism, Kemetic, Mithraism, Pygmy, Rastafarian, Shamanic/Tribal religion, Shintoism, Sufi, Wicca, Witchcraft, Zoarastrianism, and Zulu.

dance and music: Some African and Asian religions have used cannabis for religious dance and music, including ancient Egyptian, Gypsy, Hellenism (Greek), Hinduism, Islam, Kemetic, Mithraism, Pygmy, Rastafarian, Shamanic/Tribal religion, Shintoism, Wicca, and Witchcraft. This use originated with the Pygmies and was part of Bes worship (the ancient Egyptians learned Bes worship from the Pygmies while trading for ivory and gold). Bes worship involved the use of belly dancing to tell religious myths, including the original version of the Garden of Eden myth.

enlightenment: Many world religions have used cannabis to obtain divine enlightenment, including ancient Egyptian, Buddhism, Hellenism, Hinduism, Kemetic, Pygmy, Rastafarian, Shamanic/Tribal religion, Taoism, Wicca, Witchcraft, and Zoarastrianism.

fire baptism: Fire baptism is a form of purification that serves the exact same purpose as water baptism. Fire baptism is performed with burned herbs, especially cannabis, jupier, and sage. Fire baptism using cannabis appeared in the Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Mithraism, Wicca, Witchcraft, and Zoarastrian religions.

initiation: There are a variety of initiation rituals using cannabis. Religions that have used cannabis for initiation in the priest(ess)hood include ancient Egyptian, Asatru (Norse), Bantu, Buddhism, Celtic Druidism, Christianity, Essene, Hellenism, Hermeticism, Hinduism, Judaism, Kemetic, Pygmy, Shamanic/Tribal religion, and Zoarastrianism. Religions that have used cannabis for passage of life initiation (such as entry into adulthood) include ancient Egyptian, Asatru (Norse), Buddhism, Coptic Christianity, Hellenism, Islam, Judaism, Kemetic, Mithraism, Pygmy, Shamanic/Tribal religion, Wicca, and Witchcraft.

magick: Some world religions have used cannabis for magick, spells, ritual, and ceremony, including ancient Egyptian, Asatru (Norse), Assyrian, Australian, Babylonian, Brazilian, Canaanite, Celtic (Druidism), Chinese, Gypsy (including Tarot), Etruscan, Hellenism (Greek), Hermeticism, Kemetic, Mithraism, Persian, Polynesian, Pygmy, Roman, Shamanic/Tribal religion, Thai, Wicca, Witchcraft, Zoarastrianism, and Zulu.

maintaining balance: Many world religions have used cannabis for maintaining ma'at, ki, or spiritual balance. These religions include ancient Egyptian, Buddhism, Gypsy (including Tarot), Hinduism, Kemetic, Taoism, Wicca, and Witchcraft.

medicinal: Almost all world religions call upon their members to heal and care for the sick. Cannabis is the world's safest and most useful medication. Today in California (and other U.S. states with medical marijuana laws), many farmers grow cannabis for cannabis buyers' clubs and other methods of distributing vital medication to those in need.

mysticism: There have been religions that incorporated cannabis into mysticism, including ancient Egyptian, Buddhism, Dagga, Gypsy (including Tarot), Hellenism, Hinduism, Hottentot, Islam, Judaism (including Kabbalah), Kemetic, Mithraism, Rastafarian, Shamanic/Tribal religion, Sufi, Taoism, Wicca, Witchcraft, Zoarastrianism, and Zulu.

nutrition: Almost all world religions call upon their members to provide for the poor. Cannabis is one of the fastest growing and most complete food sources in the world. Some farmers grow cannabis for food.

sacrament: many world religions have used cannabis in thier sacraments (both sacraments exclusive to the priest(ess)hood and sacraments where the public partakes), including ancient Egyptian, Asatru (Norse), Bantu, Buddhism, Celtic Druidism, Christianity, Coptic Christianity, Essenes, Gypsy, Hellenism (Greek), Hermeticism, Hinduism, Hottentot, Judaism, Kemetic, Mithraism, Pygmy, Rastafarian, Shamanic/Tribal religion, Sufi, Theraputea, Wicca, Witchcraft, Zoarastrianism, and Zulu.

sacred sexuality: Many world religions have used cannabis for sacred sexuality, including ancient Egyptian, Buddhism, Gypsy (including Tarot), Hellenism, Hinduism, Kemetic, Mithraism, Pygmy, Shamanic/Tribal religion, Shintoism, Tantra, Taoism, Wicca, and Witchcraft.

2. Sincerely believe. The U.S. Supreme Court requires that your requirement to use cannabis must be a sincerely held religious belief. Pr Ntr Kmt offers free information on ancient and modern practices so that you can learn and be prepared to defend your belief.
legal standard

The legal standard in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is that religious beliefs must be sincerely held.

In the 1990s a Los Angeles woman claimed a religious defense for prostitution. She claimed to be a priestess of Isis and claimed to be engaging in an ancient Egyptian religious practice where a priestess has sex as the Goddess rather than as a human. The jury was going along with her defense until the prosecutor asked a series of simple questions about Isis that the woman was completely unable to answer. This failure convinced the jury that her religious beliefs weren't sincere.

The lesson is that you must be able to demonstrate in court that you understand your religious beliefs and that your religious beliefs are sincere. A major goal of this web site is to provide that detailed information for a wide variety of possible religious beliefs. Please help support this effort.

3. Document your belief. The police and judges will want to see documentation of your belief about cannabis. Pr Ntr Kmt offers certificates and identification cards.
identification card

Pr Ntr Kmt offers an official identification card that informs law enforcement and government that you have the legitimate and legal right to grow, possess, and use cannabis as part of your sincerely held religious beliefs.
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religious certificate

Pr Ntr Kmt offers an official certificate that you are a member of the priesthood of the ancient Pr Ntr Kmt religion.
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Get a beautiful certificate declaring that you are a priestess, priest, high priestess, high priest, druid, guru, hem, hemet, sesh per ankh, was, witch, or shaman of Pr Ntr Kmt. This is a real religious certificate meeting government standards for conducting marriages and other ceremonies.

4. Practice your belief. Establish a clear history of practicing your religious beliefs about cannabis.
practice

Demonstrate long-term belief through long-term religious practice.

The use of a specially blessed prayer kit can enhance the holiness of your religious cannabis use.

The use of vaporizers can enhance the safety and healthiness of your religious cannabis use.
 
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