Spiritual Implications of Medicinal Marijuana with Barbara Harris
Published on Mar 31, 2016
Barbara Harris, RT, CMT, is author of The Secrets of Medical Marijuana: A Guide for Patients and Those Who Help Them. She is also author of many books, including The Natural Soul, Full Circle: The Near Death Experience and Beyond, Spiritual Awakenings: Insights of the NDE and Other Doorways to Our Soul, and Final Passage: Sharing the Journey as This Life Ends. She is a therapist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. She has been on the board of Directors for the Kundalini Research Network and was on the faculty of Rutgers University's Institute on Alcohol and Drug Studies for 12 years. She also spent six years researching the aftereffects of the near-death experience at the University of Connecticut Medical School. She is a consulting editor and contributor for the Journal of Near-Death Studies.
Here she describes her own use of medicinal marijuana to help cope with the anxiety of being in a body cast. She stresses the use of small doses. She also describes a number of ritual practices that can help to create a set and setting that enhance the effectiveness of marijuana. The discussion focuses on the long history of cannabis use in sacred contexts. She also describes Israeli research on cannabis and discoveries of the endo-cannabinoid system in the human body.