give it a prominent place in ritual communal activities. According to Jamaican folkbelief, cannabis possesses many medical attributes: most notably fortifying the blood, warding off disease, and promoting good health and well-being as a prophylactic
addition of the demons that transported Matteuccia and the others away to Benevento is straight from the learned tradition. This was a regular folkbelief with a theological veneer riveted onto it.
Before this time (1428), we hear nothing about