In the catholic religion the common ritual at the end of mass is to receive sacrament. The priest breaks the bread and blesses the wine and it is then distributed to the patrons of the church. What if instead of a bitter dry cracker, and some watered down wine, you were passed a joint?
Thats just what some religious groups are claiming as their sacrament in their religious practices. Recently we have seen a trend in some religious groups claiming cannibis as their sacrament. Stating that using the plants can have spiritual and divine properties that bring them closer to a higher power.
Earlier this year a documentary called, Breaking the Habit was released, depicting a group of nuns that live on farmland in Manchester England who cultivate and distribute cannabis plant product.
Up to 20 million pieces of precious artifacts and scientific findings have been destroyed in a fire that has taken one of Brazils oldest museums. Otherwise known as Museu Nacional, the 200-year old building was home to artifacts that served as reference for scientist and historians alike.
It has been reported that upon arrival to the fire, two of the fire extinguishers on sight were empty. The limited resources of fire retardants left fire fighters struggling to extinguish the flames, turning to alternate sources like water trucks and lakes.
There have been some artifacts and pieces that were salvaged, like the largest meteor found in Brazil. Although some artifacts that will not be so easy to recover, such as the 11,500 year-old skull of a woman, one of the American bone preservatives disc...