It looks like the referenced story above is fabricated. The original study cannot be found anywhere and it looks like the South Israel Archaeological Society does not even exist for if it did one would be able to find it on the net. Same thing goes for the elusive Dr. Isaac Cohen, who and where are they in this world. No one has pin pointed that person neither.
However, with that all said... Humans and animals were "created" with an endocannabionoid system (CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are expressed predominantly in the brain and immune system) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endocannabinoid_system and the ONLY created item or plant that interacts and binds with the endocannabinoid system and receptors like a key to a lock is cannabis.
We have seen and heard many studies and reports that cannabis helps with epilepsy even in children (CBD) and how cannabis has even helped many with cancer, pain management, MS, PTSD and so many other horrible diseases in which western medicine and the pharmaceuticals want to administer synthetic drugs that cost a lot but do not work as efficiently or at all and at the same time they maintain complete control over these synthetic drugs which often time are harmful and even lethal through the FDA.
If one does some true historical research on Cannabis you will be shocked at what you find out.
I am a Christian who loves Jesus Christ immensely. I know that our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within us, whom we have from God? So we are to glorify God in our body.
I know that scripture also states that we should not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
We are to be sober-minded and watchful and that the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour and that we are not to get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,
We know that satan is the great justifier. He always wants to help us rationalize and justify sinning against God, almost making it seem like the right thing to do.
So the questions as Christians is... since GOD the creator of Heaven and earth created us with an endocannabinoid system in which the ONLY creation on this planet that binds to the endocannabinoid receptors and fits like a key to a lock is Cannabis, then the only conclusion is that God made this plant as medicine for us to use.
I don't believe people should lose their senses by getting "stoned or wasted", however for proper use and health reasons cannabis should be legal. Every day there are more and more people and studies showing that this plant has the capability to help or even save ones life in situations where synthetic drugs have failed.
God created all things and I know He certainly did not make a mistake when He created the endocannbioid system and I believe we will see more and more miraculous studies as to how beneficial this plant truly is in the coming years.
God Bless <><