This is the portion of that web link that you are referring to?Cittasanto wrote:it is within the vinaya!Billymac29 wrote:Where did the buddha talk about marijuana?as already pointed out, Marajuana was allowed by the Buddha for Rheumatoid pain.
and the Buddha advises us to look after this body & to keep healthy.
as already mentioned in the thread here http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 94#p200739" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
and it says this right before that line.Like many people before and since, the Buddha recognized the medicinal value of cannabis and he recommended it as a cure for rheumatism (aṅgavāta). The patient should be placed, he said, in a small room filled with steam from a tub of boiling water and cannabis leaves (bhaṅgodaka), and inhale the steam and rub it on the limbs (Vin.I,205).
???? that makes it a little confusing, unless he is saying the buddha was prescribing this to laymen, not monks.. ???From the Buddhist perspective, taking cannabis would be breaking the fifth Precept.