According to reports, CNN reporter Nic Robertson found rows of cannabis plants near the wall of the compound where terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden met his end. Since opium poppy is such a big business in that region, some are speculating that the crop wasn’t for selling purposes, but could have been used to treat Bin Laden’s kidney pain.

Of course we may never know – although I’m sure more information on how Bin Laden spent his days will be forthcoming in the future – but if it is true, it shows how far cannabis knowledge has spread around the world. They have been growing marijuana in the Hindu Kush of Afghanistan for thousands of years. Even evil people like Bin Laden probably know of the healing properties of cannabis. After all, evil people don’t like to be in pain either.

Cannabis does not discriminate. It will help bad people just as readily as good.

Joe Klare

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