Our cover story this week
|City Pages cover by Glass Endeavors and Emily Utne|
looks at Jamison and Jordan Arend, a pair of father and son Rastafarians fighting for -- and winning -- religious freedoms in the Minnesota courts. The story explains how Jamison converted to Rasta after a period of intense scriptural study, and now, sees references to cannabis laced throughout several sacred texts.
For Jamison, the traditional "cannabis is sacred" citations -- the passages in Genesis
that describe "every herb of the field" -- don't cut it. "Genesis and every God-bearing fruit, that's so tired and worn out," Jamison says.
Instead, here are six of Jamison's deep cuts from ancient texts Biblical and beyond. Jamison himself admits that his readings aren't for everyone: "Listening to me interpret scripture is probably a little shocking to most people." Consider yourself forewarned.More »