Report Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2020 in Current Events / News Posted Tuesday at 10:01 AM 14 hours ago, Ukulelemike said: On the marijuana issue, we have to remember that there is a whole lot of assumption and guessing that goes on in archaeology. The presence of marijuana residue doesn't mean it was used for worship-it could have been from any time between the time the altar was used for worship and the tie of finding it. Maybe 200 years later, 500 years later, some guys stopped for a smoke and sat on the old altar, who knows? What we DO know, is that there is no scriptural mandate for the use of marijuana, or that I am aware of, that it was ever cultivated in ancient Israel, so we know if there was true worship of God going on there, we know it wasn't part of that. Anything else is conjecture and doesn't really matter. Thanks, good reply. I was thinking much the same. People have a propensity to dump current thinking onto ancient peoples ... and that is a mistake. We have no context of how the marijuana smoke got there. You are right there is no Biblical mandate to use or not to use marijuana or tobacco for that matter. Of course, tobacco was totally unknown in that part of the world at that time.