Chris Bennett at the Spirit Plant Medicine Conference at UBC Oct 24-26, 2014Chris Bennett has been researching the history of cannabis for 25 years, with a particular focus on its role in magic and religion.

He has authored and co-authored 3 books on the subject, Green Gold the Tree of Life Marijuana in Magic and religion (1995); Sex, Drugs, Violence and the Bible (2001); and Cannabis and the Soma Solution (2010), as well as dozens of published articles on this area of research.

He currently resides in Vancouver where he runs his ethnobotanical shop The Urban Shaman which provides some of the rarer plants known to shamanism, as well as natural relaxants and stimulants.

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