Cantheism / Cannatheism: Sacramental Use of Cannabis

Welcome to our Cantheist home page.

Cantheism, or Cannatheism, is a global religious community that is united by a single belief: Cannabis is a Sacrament in the lives its its adherents.

Cantheism was first defined and founded by Chris Conrad in 1995 as Kantheism, based on the Greek root words. He later adopted the Latin spelling.

Cantheism does not discriminate against core religious beliefs. Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Jew, Atheist, Skeptic, Anamist, Pantheist and all faiths are welcome to congregate and share sacrament with others who receive cannabis in thanksgiving and prayer.

The role of “Cannamaste”

Cannabis is a Cantheist sacrament when used individually, ceremonially or spontaneously among adherents. The easiest way to share the experience is to indicate your intention to partake as a spiritual practice that some call the sacrament. Simply touch your left hand to your heart, inhale the smoke or vapor, look into the eyes of the person on your right and say the word, “Cannamaste,” [Cán-um-ahs-tay], pass the sacrament from your right hand to theirs. If they reply “Cannamaste,” it signifies that they accept cannabis as a sacrament, as well. This continues from person to person until the circle is completed.

After that, during ceremonies, congregants continue this practice until the first sacrament is consumed and repeat it at the end for the final sacrament. People who choose to pass on a round simply say “Cannamaste” to the person who passes to them, holds it while inhaling one deep breath, then passes it to the next person and saying “Cannamaste.”

“Inhale and pass it on. Cannamaste. “


To help you find your way through the Cantheist belief system, follow these links below.

1 History and cultures of Cantheism

2 Cantheist / Cannatheist Creed

3 Ceremonies and practices

4 Cantheist symbolism

5 US Constitutional rights

6 Cantheist Council January 2018


“Inhale and pass it on. Cannamaste.”