Coming off news that there would be the ‘First Church of Cannabis‘ in one of the most anti-cannabis states in the country, it seems the spiritual powers of cannabis are spreading east.
Anne Armstrong, the founder of the Healing Church in Providence, Rhode Island is stern in her beliefs that the original Hebrew language editions of the bible cited cannabis as a main ingredient in an oil mixture for priests.
“The drug war in our country has done so much harm,”
said Armstrong, who recently founded a Rhode Island-based congregation called the Healing Church. Holding the Bible in her right hand, Armstrong said, “The purpose of this book is to show us how to love each other all over the world and get along.”
These same scriptures tell the story of how Jesus retreated for a 40 day trip through the desert, fasting to prepare for his mission of spreading the gospel. Armstrong and her congregation plan on following in the foot steps of Jesus.
Leaving from from Providence on August 14, both walking and driving – the Healing Church is currently pit stopped at popular east coast cannabis activist’s restaurant NJ Weedman’s Joint. Their trip will culminate in the nation’s capital on September 22, that will coincide with Pope Francis’s arrival in the U.S.
Pope Francis is to arrive in the United States Sept. 22 at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, then meet with President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 23.
“The president used cannabis,” Armstrong stated.
“He said so in his book (Dreams From My Father)…. It’s in the Bible, Obama has used it, so even if all they can do is bless it, they can come out and tell everyone to stop fighting all over the planet.”