Craig Gross, Entrepreneur, Sponsor and Founder XXXChurch.comrecently announced the launch of his brand, Christian Cannabis A line of hemp products rich in CBD On January 27.
The brand will offer high CBD and low THC strains developed for Christian cannabis consumers while educating them about the plant and its medicinal benefits, as well as sharing how to use it spiritually as well. The press ad states, “Christian cannabis wants to highlight a topic Christians avoid – cannabis use – and invite them to explore it without fear, shame or judgment.”
Craig (not to be confused with Craig Xa separate cannabis-friendly pastor) believes that aside from the emotional and physical effects, there is potential to benefit from a spiritual connection with cannabis as well.
“There is, without a doubt, a spiritual side to plant medicine,” said Craig Gross. There are long-standing stigmas and doubts regarding its use, especially in the Christian community, and it inhibits spiritual growth. It is time for us to acknowledge that God created botanical medicine and that Christians should have access to high-quality, safe cannabis products made just for them.”
Craig’s wife and Christian Cannabis co-founder Janet Gross also released a statement making it clear that cannabis wasn’t on her radar until she was diagnosed with cancer. “I’ve had one of the hardest situations in my life—trust plant medicine, which I always thought would change my mind and make me feel out of touch with reality, or pharmaceutical drugs that I knew would?” said Janet Gross, co-founder of Christian Cannabis. “I resorted to cannabis and it not only eased my body aches, it helped unlock my spirituality. It provided me a way to deal with depression, anxiety, and the waves of emotions that come with being diagnosed with cancer and it was a key factor in my subsequent recovery.”
Christian Cannabis, whose logo is a dove holding a hemp leaf in flight, will offer a pre-roll, as well as a cream, patch, balm, topical spray, oil, tincture and fruit chews. These products are said to contain biblical ingredients, such as frankincense and myrrh.
“My hope is to encourage people who follow Jesus and open our eyes to some of the misunderstandings we have about this controversial plant,” He said in the video.
In a June 2019 interview with DOPE magazine went into great detail regarding his inspiration behind the idea, how he discovered cannabis later in his life at the age of 37, and his approach to the topic of sex addiction with XXXChurch.comThe ongoing stigma affecting Christians and cannabis consumption. “For hemp – for the first time I am [consumed] It was 2013, and I wanted to talk about it. Everyone said, “Craig, if you talk about this now, you’re going to lose everything you’ve built, and it’s not about time.”
“I came to marijuana in 2013 because it was the worst year of my life. I’m healthy, I’ve never broken a bone in my body, and [in 2013 I am sitting] In a situation where my father passed away, my wife was diagnosed with ovarian cysts, I didn’t know whether I was sad or not, and I didn’t know how to deal with death. Then I started getting headaches, and then I started chasing the doctors, and they kept giving me more prescriptions,” said Craig. He admits he skipped church one day to watch CNN Documentary film 2013featuring Sanjay Gupta.
Recently, Craig spoke with The New York Times In December 2021 about his drug retreats in Northern California. During the pandemic, he shared that he and his family lived in a psychedelic haven called “Rainbow Ridge” in Santa Cruz ($1.3 million), where he “offered 30 psilocybin sanctuaries to a few people at a time,” never accusing the participants. Since then, he’s sold that property, and also cashed out his retirement fund.
Christian Cannabis products are expected to be launched sometime in California and “Additional States” in 2022 with plans to develop a CBD-only line that will eventually be available nationwide.