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WASHINGTON (RNS) American views on marijuana are evolving much like their views on gay marriage, with many ambivalent but growing numbers in favor of legalization.

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  1. The prohabition of marijuana and hemp was the real immoral act. The reason for making it illegal had nothing to do with health. Marijuana has been used as medicine for centuries. Also hemp is a very important comodity with many practical uses. It is a crime against not only the earth but humanity to keep hemp illegal. I hope with all my heart the all Christians will begin to understand why hemp was made illegal in the first place ans see just how immoral an act it was..

  2. I take exception to characterizing being “high” to being drunk,they are different,and certainly the long term use of alcohol is a known health risk.
    Also cannabis is mentioned in the bible,it is one of the main ingredients in the sacred healing ointment that Jesus used to heal.
    http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/1090.html

  3. The identification of the depressive affects of alcohol to cannabis is guilt through association, as inducing faith without evidence can be associated with being ‘drunk’ on God. These are the claims of those among us that suppose they possess beyond human knowledge that others don’t.

  4. There sure as heck isn’t anything “moral” about imprisoning more people than any other country on earth. I’m not going to listen to anyone who suggests throwing humans in cages because of something as silly as marijuana is the moral thing to do.

  5. When cannabis was made illegal, it had nothing to do with its use being either immoral or sinful. It was purely xenophobia and corporate greed. Corporate interests didn’t want hemp products to compete with wood pulp and plastics. They used a campaign of yellow journalism to make it seem that marijuana caused Blacks and Mexicans to go berserk and that it led White youths into a life of crime, insanity, and violence. Few Americans realized that the cannabis extract that was the base of most of their OTC remedies was that same demonized marijuana.

  6. Jillian Galloway

    There is NOTHING “science-based” about arresting 700,000 people/year for choosing a FAR safer and FAR less-addictive alternative to alcohol! We need to think about the children and get marijuana off of our streets and into our stores!!

  7. oh look, the very same people who are always yapping on and on about FREEDOM! are the ones who care about OUR freedom but not really that much about somebody else’s freedom. of course what they really get excited about is the freedom to impinge upon other people’s freedom, in their desperate sense of entitlement for forcing people to adopt their version of an ideal society

  8. Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
    Genesis 1:29.

    “I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,”

    -Televangelist Pat Robertson

  9. Even the Ephesians reference is a straw man; just as it’s possible to drink alcohol without becoming drunk, one can use cannabis without becoming stoned or “high”. Less is more when it comes to pot.

    I don’t use it much these days but anecdotally find I drink less when I vaporise or smoke. And I do have friends who smoke daily & too much, but their worldviews include free will and the choice is theirs to make. Pot overuse tends to self-correct in time (nonlethally, unlike alcohol).

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