Last week in Toronto multiple raids took place, confiscating large amounts of recreational marijuana and edibles. The cannabis shops that were involved were claimed to be selling for recreational use.
This raid resulted in 71 criminal charges, and 90 people were arrested.
Police Chief Mark Saunders said that these shops were a general health concern by not having the needed information in regards to thc content, or where the marijuana and products came from.
There are 18 known dispensaries that are legally working under the health Canada act and will remain to be open for operation.
Mr and Mrs emery are fighting for recreational marijuana use and are fighting for legalization. Jodie posted on social media today about the queen street raid last week. Jodie and her husband mark Emery are protesting and are still providing cannabis for recreational use for users above the age of 19.
Cannabis Culture was one of the shops that was involved in the raid last week. They have decided to continue operating their dispensary and they will not give up on providing recreational users with the medication they need.
I can hardly wait for legalization to take place.! To know that people are getting criminal charges and being arrested over marijuana is outrages. I am very appreciative to those that are speaking up and fighting for the legalization. without people standing there ground and continuing to do the right thing by providing marijuana to the sick and healthy our rights would not be herd.
with legalization just around the corner Mr and Mrs Emery are “refusing to be bullied ” by law enforcement.
Thursday May 26th in Toronto Dispensary Raids took place in Kensington Market and on the Danforth. With warrants on locations, police officers forcefully gained access, confiscating 269 kilograms of dry marijuana, as well as other THC products. police charged 186 people as well as making 90 arrests. Complaints had been made that these shops were causing a “broad impact ” on the neighboring area close to location. The target was on dispensaries that were claimed to have been distributing marijuana products that did not comply with the marijuana-for-medical-use regulations.
While some bystanders made commits indicating that this was a good thing to have happen, others were not happy to have witnessed the Toronto raid take place.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion in regards to this situation. Whether you agree or not, personally i dont think it was necessary to make a scene by smashing shop windows. For those that used these shops to get their medication from, they are now forced to go else where. Having these shops open to the public allowed marijuana users to get their THC from a safe and reliable source. Having a place to be able to get your medication from is crucial for many people, not just marijuana users.
In these kind of scenarios its been voiced by citizens that this is a waste of authorities’ time. That they’re not putting their resources to any good. Some people believe that there are more serious things happening in Toronto that should be addressed before taking action the way the have . Actions like these have left some people with disappointment.
Before the Dispensary raid to place, Notices were given earlier on this month to 78 property owners out of the 83 known medical marijuana dispensaries. Contravening the city’s zoning bylaw, these dispensaries were informed in the notice.
If it wasn’t for events like 420 protests or people gathering to voice their preference towards marijuana, we wouldn’t have legalization. This is going to be a long going process to have legalization, as well as a costly matter. This is worth speaking up, and fighting for!
I have a strong opinion towards marijuana, and the good it brings to people. It has so many things to offer and not just smoking and getting high, the marijuana can bring so much more to the table!
If someone tells you that you are killing brain cells by smoking weed, you can tell them they are wrong.
Many people still believe that marijuana kills brain cells, Government scare campaigns often claim that cannabis kills brain cells. This frightening belief was popularized by Ronald Reagan 40 years ago when he famously stated: “I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast.” He sought to conduct an experiment that would prove marijuana kills brain cells and scare the public in order to win their votes. Dr. Heath from Tulane University who was willing to execute the study on Rhesus monkeys. He would administer the monkeys with the equivalent of 30 joints per day for an entire year. After only 90 days the monkeys began to atrophy and die off. The number of dead brain cells in the monkeys were staggering and the results of the experiment concluded that the effects of marijuana were devastating to the brain.
The hype: Brain Damage in Dead Monkeys!!! Marijuana kills brain cells!!!
Accurate records from the study finally released to the public… The findings of these records are cruel and inhumane. It involved strapping monkeys into a chair and pumping them with equivalent of 63 Columbian-strength joints in five minutes, through a taped down gas mask. They died by asphyxiation and carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that kills brain cells, and is given off by any burning object. The lack of oxygen also damaged their brain cells, because the smoke was all they could breathe for long periods.
THC stimulates the hippocampus, create new brain cells
We mourn our own loss of our own brain cells, neurons, as we age. As they die we lose memories and capabilities – even our personalities. THC stimulates the hippocampus causing it to rapidly create new brain cells (a process called hippocampal neurogenesis). The endo-cannabinoid system is one of the most important components of the brain. Diseases like Alzheimer’s and mental illnesses like depression and bipolar disorder are most likely the result of a declining neurogenesis process, Cannabis can help in this area.
THC stimulates the hippocampus causing it to rapidly create new brain cells (a process called hippocampal neurogenesis). The endo-cannabinoid system is one of the most important components of the brain.Diseases like Alzheimer’s and mental illnesses like depression and bipolar disorder are most likely the result of a declining neurogenesis process, Cannabis can help in this area.
Back in 2005, Dr. Xia Zhang at the University of Saskatchewan showed that cannabinoids cause “neurogenesis” – which means that they help make new brain cells grow!
In 2005, Canadian researchers made a groundbreaking discovery that would forever discredit the myth that marijuana causes brain damage. What they found was an opposite effect. That is, THC –can actually cause the growth and development of neurons in the brain.
Neurogenesis the process of forming new neurons. The process of forming new neurons – known as neurogenesis – is thought to improve functions of the brain such as learning and memory. Furthermore, studies have linked anxiety and depression disorders to decreased neurogenesis. Although neurogenesis is an ongoing process, the intensity of neurogenesis declines as you age. Regular use of opiates, alcohol, nicotine and cocaine can inhibit the process of neurogenesis.
Scientific research has found the endocannabinoid system to plays a major role in neurogenesis, that the endocannabinoid system facilitates the process of neurogenesis throughout the entire human life span, from embryonic development to late adulthood.
Cannabinoids can be used to treat a variety of symptoms associated with brain aging, including the decline in neurogenesis. and how cannabinoids can still promote neurogenesis even after brain cells are damaged.
“Most ‘drugs of abuse’ suppress neurogenesis. Only marijuana promotes neurogenesis.” – Dr. Xia Zhang Weed grows brain cells, increases IQ
Although marijuana seems to possess the unique ability of increasing the growth of brain cells, Neurogenesis is believed to improve aspects of memory and learning, which one might assume could have a positive effect on your IQ score.
The principal area where neurogenesis can take place is in the hippocampus, a dual area deep within the brain. High concentrations of cannabinoid are located in the hippocampus. Although small, hippocampal health appears important to memory and brain organization. It can be damaged. Excess alcohol and many drugs can cause it to lose neurons and shrink, resulting in fading memories and depression. Stem cells that are used in the neurogenesis process are one of the most important components of the brain. Diseases like Alzheimer’s and mental illnesses like depression and bipolar disorder are most likely the result of a declining neurogenesis process. Cannibinoids repair, stimulate, protect and create new brains cells, and it makes you Smarter.
A recent issue of the journal Neurochemistry International proves that cannabis can repair and stimulate the growth of brain cells and possibly make a person smarter. Contrary to the public’s belief, a person’s brain, in fact, does not stop growing after reaching adulthood. The brain is able to create nearly 5,000 new cells every day, but this number goes down as a person grows older.
Weed is an anti-oxidant
THC act also as an anti-oxidant cleansing for brain. The THC coats the neurons in a sort of healing blanket. This allows for the disposal of damaged cells, improving the efficiency of the brain, and making room for more neurons to be developed, some of which were created with the help of cannabinoids. Both THC and CBD.s, chemicals in marijuana make the mitochondria in brain cells work at a faster pace, making them more energy efficient, leading to a better functioning, smarter person.
Marijuana’s active ingredients may hold promise for preventing— or even reversing— brain aging and possibly Alzheimer‘s and other degenerative brain diseases.The active ingredients in the marijuana plant, called cannabinoids, affect specific receptors within the body. In fact, the body produces its own set of cannabinoids called endocannabinoids and has an endocannabinoid system which regulates the activity of all cannabinoids in the body.
There are two types of receptors within the endocannabinoid system CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are located primarily in the brain and nervous system, while CB2 receptors are located primarily in the immune system. Research continues to uncover the unique role cannabinoids play in protecting brain function as well as The fact that these receptors are located all over the body is part of the reason why marijuana has been found to be useful for so many different medical conditions. deterring the aging process and even reverse the damaging effects from brain disease’s such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and many other conditions of the brain.
The brain was made for cannabis
Crucial to a proper understanding of how cannabis affects the human brain is recognizing the fact that the brain was made for cannabis. Cannabinoids help bridge the gap between brain neurons, which are known as synapses, acting in ways that help positively regulate brain chemistry.
While marijuana use does not kill normal brain cells there is another kind of brain cell it does kill. There is a growing body of evidence that marijuana has the ability to kill brain cancer cells.
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The New 20th Century Word for Cannabis, ‘Marijuana‘, is Evil.
The word ‘Marijuana‘ will not be part of my vocabulary any longer, and I will tell you why?
Is the the word “marijuana” a racist term? Yes, It is a racist term that was used with the motive of falsely describing cannabis as an evil, abominable, dangerous and destructive new substance that creates criminality, violence, and insanity in its users for the purposes of making it illegal and unavailable so as to protect corporate and pharmaceutical financial interests, government drug enforcement agency funding (mainly The Bureau of Narcotics), ignorant, incompetent, and/or corrupt, selfish politicians, and for personal career advancement and greed.
The word “marijuana” plays an extremely controversial role in our cannabis cultural history, It represents in some ways, all that is selfish, evil and bad in our modern society. Cannabis prohibition was racist and rooted in lies and deceptions from the start. As the nation’s nearly 80-year history of pot prohibition slowly begins to crumble, it’s been a long journey from the reefer madness of the 1930s and the War on Drugs of the 1980s to the medical cannabis dispensaries and the legal recreational weed businesses that operate in states in which cannabis is now legal for recreational use.
The word ‘marihuana’ originated in Mexican-Spanish-Aztec languages and the motives in introducing the word ‘marijuana’ to America, instead of cannabis was a very racist act, based on the longstanding fact that narcotics agents and big corporations in the 1930s chose that word over the more scientifically appropriate and commonly understood ‘cannabis’ when crafting new drug laws, their motive was to make cannabis sound foreign, diabolical, wicked and sinister.
Prior to 1910, “marijuana” didn’t even exist as a word in American culture.
Prior to 1910, “marijuana” didn’t even exist as a word in American culture. Rather, “cannabis” was used, most often in reference to cannabis extracts in medicines and remedies for common household ailments that were readily available and legal in America.
Between the years of 1910 and 1920, almost a million Mexicans immigrated into the United States seeking refuge from the wreckage of civil war. Though cannabis had been a part of U.S. history since the country’s origins, the idea of smoking the plant recreationally was not as common as other forms of consumption. The idea of smoking cannabis entered mainstream American consciousness after the arrival of Mexican immigrants who brought the smoking habit with them. It was common for Mexicans to smoke weed medicinally as well as recreationally.
The first bill criminalizing the cultivation of “locoweed”; as it was purposely called to intentionally falsely associate it with a plant that grew freely yet was dangerous to plants and livestock, was passed in California and other states bordering Mexico thus confirming basically the start of an ongoing racist conspiracy to use Mexicans as pawns to make cannabis products illegal for unethical, self-interested, profit driven Corporate greed, Corporations needed to discourage the production of cannabis use because it infringed upon their products profit potential…
Cannabis would compete with corporate interests such as, for example, the Dupont Chemical Company had just patented nylon and wanted hemp removed as a competitor and big pharmaceutical companies who wish to rid cannabis medical products as it was serious competition to their own pharmaceuticals. The “marijuana” term started off life as a Mexican folk term, originally coming from the aboriginal Aztec’s vocabulary, but was first popularized in the US by the notorious yellow press publisher, William Randolph Hearst. And it was Hearst, who helped spark the Spanish-American War in 1898 with sensationalized reporting by his newspaper chain, he enthusiastically helped Anslinger and others demonize cannabis or hemp by labeling it as ‘marijuana’ to infer that it is a ‘new foreign dangerous drug’. Hearst was a racist, as well as being committed to the prohibition of marijuana, which threatened his timber investments. He used his control of hundreds of newspapers to orchestrate a vicious propaganda campaign against cannabis, which featured lurid (and false) stories about black and brown men committing outrageous acts of murder and mayhem. That campaign played upon the racist public opinions of the times to make cannabis illegal at the federal level in 1937.
We can truthfully say, ‘Cannabis’ is NOT ‘Marijuana’
At this time, “marijuana” has come to be associated with the idea that cannabis is a dangerous and addictive intoxicant, not a useful, valuable medicine for helping people deal with the effects of such things as Cancer, AIDS, Arthritis, Diabetes, Wasting Syndrome and a myriad of other conditions. This stigma has played a big part in stymying cannabis legalization efforts throughout the U.S. as well as medical or scientific research.
Many white Americans began to treat cannabis (and, arguably, the Blacks and Mexican immigrants who consumed it) as a foreign substance used to corrupt the minds and bodies of low-class individuals.
Because of the great influx of Mexican-Americans, bad feelings developed between the small farmer and the large farms that used cheaper Mexican labor. Then, the depression came and increased tensions, as jobs and welfare resources became scarce. Americans were searching for someone to blame. Many white Americans began to treat cannabis (and, arguably, the Blacks and Mexican immigrants who consumed it) as a foreign substance used to corrupt the minds and bodies of low-class individuals. The term “marijuana” came into being to suggest it was a ‘new drug’ of negative, heinous and dangerous of Mexican origin, disassociating it from cannabis or hemp, falsely suggesting it to be a completely different substance.Harry Anslinger’s efforts with the Federal Bureau of Narcotics was the reason “marijuana” became a new word to be known by Americans all over the country. Harry Anslinger was hired as the first director of the recently created Federal Bureau of Narcotics in 1930, he was one of the primary individuals responsible for creating the stigma surrounding cannabis and popularizing the term ‘marijuana’ to be used in a negative, racist light, so that he could receive the ‘proper’ government funding he desired for his new Federal Bureau of Narcotics budget,. Cocaine and opiates were not enough, he needed a bigger target. Anslinger launched a vigilant campaign against cannabis that would hold steady for the three decades he remained in office. A very outspoken man, Anslinger frequently used racist phrases. Anslinger had a receptive audience in a racially divided, segregated America, where apartheid was codified. Someone had to be blamed for the economic calamity that had overtaken the United States and the world in the 1930s. And Mexicans were streaming across the border, taking jobs that were scarce in states like Colorado.
Anslinger regularly made public racist statements such as,
“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.”
“…the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.”
“Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death.”
“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”
“Marijuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing”
“You smoke a joint and you’re likely to kill your brother.”
“Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind.”
When making public appearances and crafting crazy propaganda films such as ‘Reefer Madness’, Anslinger specifically used the term “marijuana” when campaigning against the plant, adding to the development of the herb’s new “foreign” identity. Cannabis was no longer the plant substance found in medicines and consumed unanimously by American’s all over the country, it was described by Anslinger as a dangerous, addictive drug that caused insanity, crime, violence, mayhem and death.
The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937was the culmination of Anslinger’s rascist and deceptive work and the first step to all-out prohibition.
During the late 1960’s, the times were changing indeed, and in the previous decade the Beats, the daddy-o’s of the hippies, used marijuana as part of their lifestyle. When, because of the Vietnam War and other reasons, much of the Baby Boom generation revolted, weed, pot or grass, or any of the many names marijuana was called, became a common part of their everyday life.
This development was not taken lightly by then President Richard Nixon, so he lumped marijuana into the same class, or category as cocaine, heroin and LSD, much stronger drugs. Mexico at the time was a major importer of weed into America, Nixon had Mexican marijuana fields sprayed with paraquat, an herbicide that kills green plants on contact and also is toxic to humans.
Nixon ran as a law-and-order president, and he pushed for a ‘war on drugs’.
That war lasts to this day, costing taxpayers billions. Cannabis is part of that war, even though polls now show that more than half of adults believe cannabis should be legal, and that positive response is even higher in Western states and provinces.
Though the word “marijuana” is the most common name for cannabis in the United States today, its history is deeply steeped in racism, politics, and a complicated cultural revolution. Some argue that using the word ignores a history of oppression against Mexican immigrants and African Americans, while others insist that the term has now lost its prejudiced bite, it is just not a big deal. Regardless of whether or not you decide to use the word yourself, it’s impossible to deny the magnitude and racial implications of its introduction into the American lexicon. As with any changing social norms, reclaiming words or destroying terms based on racist lies and disinformation must be essentially eliminated from our cannabis cultural scene.
As for myself, I am making an effort to rid the word ‘marijuana’ from my own vocabulary, Using the term ‘Weed’, ‘Herb’ or ‘Bud’ serves me well. ‘Cannabis’, I could use when I am expressing ‘weed’ in a ‘formal‘ context.
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– The History of the Non-Medical Use of Drugs in the United States by Charles Whitebread, Professor of Law, USC Law School. A Speech to the California Judges Association 1995 annual conference.
– THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT AND THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE: AN INQUIRY INTO THE LEGAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN MARIJUANA PROHIBITION by Richard J. Bonnie & Charles H. Whitebread, II. VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW. VOLUME 56 OCTOBER 1970 NUMBER 6
– The Consumers Union Report – Licit and Illicit Drugs by Edward M. Brecher and the Editors of Consumer Reports Magazine
– The History of the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 By David F. Musto, M.D., New Haven, Conn. Originally published in Arch. Gen. Psychiat. Volume 26, February, 1972
– The Report of the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse I. Control of Marijuana, Alcohol and Tobacco. History of Marijuana Legislation
– The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. The history of how the Marijuana Tax Act came to be the law of the land.
– Marijuana – The First Twelve Thousand Years by Ernest L. Abel, 1980
The following essay is something that I had written for a religious studies course at York, 83. ( BTW, My grade, D, my prof was an atheistic narcissistic opinionated, prick). Written with a motive of helping others who find themselves struggling with the moral issues related to Marijuana. I shared it on the university net BBS Bulletin board at York University, The first blogs, the birth pains of the internet, the intranet, the campus net, a mini net. It is written from a Christians point of view. If you don’t believe in the Bible you will most likely not believe the things below. Never the less I encourage you to read it anyways. The essay allows you to draw your own conclusions. I simply give you the scripture and a little insight into why it was written. It is a rather long read, but I think you will find it very interesting. So here it is. Enjoy.
The Reason I do it
I speak out against the corruption and lies our country, and others, about an unjust war on marijuana. God does not care if you smoke weed, and the war on weed is “a moral injustice”. Marijuana is the most useful plant on the planet for healthy food, clothing, shelter, energy, medicine, insight, ecology, re-creation. Any law against it is a crime against humanity. With that said it is a fact that cannabis has been used for thousands of years by many different religions and cultures for spiritual insight and medicine.
The debate over drug use in general has proven to be a divisive one among Christians, according to a April survey ( http://publicreligion.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/AVS-Pre-election-2014-Topline-Final.pdf ) published by the Public Religion Research Institute. The PRRI/RNS poll found that in general, 45 percent of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana, while 49 percent are opposed; 49 percent believe marijuana use is morally acceptable while 40 percent disagree. As for the percentage of Christians in favor of legalizing the substance, 29 percent of evangelical Protestants, 40 percent of Catholics and 49 percent of white mainline Protestants believe that it should be decriminalized. Younger and older Christians are also on opposite ends of the opinion poll, with 50 percent of Christian young adults (18-29) in favor of legalizing pot and 40 percent against, and approximately 22 percent of Christian seniors (65 and older) agreeing with their younger counterparts. Furthermore, the survey found that white evangelical Protestants were more divided than any other religious group on the sinfulness of using marijuana — 40 percent say it is a sin, while 48 percent say it is not a sin.
What does the Bible say about marijuana?
What does the Bible say about marijuana? The Bible says that God created hemp for people to use “as meat,” (ie, to consume), that its seed oil is to be used as an ointment, and that cannabis is “to be received with thanks-giving of them which believe and know the truth.” Paul also warned that some people would “speak lies in hypocrisy” and prohibit us from using it. It also says that we “shall not bear false witness” about people who use marijuana, nor judge them because that judgement is reserved to our Creator. God hates those who speak lies and sow discord among brethren. For those people harassed and imprisoned for using cannabis rightfully, Jesus offers these words of comfort, “Blessed are those persecuted for righteousness’s sake: For theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”
“And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more”. — Ezekiel 34:29
——————————————————————————-Most preacher’s don’t share the truths about herb with their flocks. They might speak of it as one with drugs, cocaine, heroin, etc. They do not teach, they reject the truth to their parishioners, perceived a lunatic, too controversial a matter to be discussed, fear of the laws of man, fear of being judged; They just avoid sharing these truths completely. And what is it that is not preached? It is that God approves of marijuana, and says it is good. And I will prove this fact. There are the laws of man, and there is the laws of God.
The First Chapter of the Bible, Genesis 1 says:
The very first chapter of the first book in the bible, page 1, during creation, before evil or anything bad was in the world, God says the following words that are the sword of the pot advocates:
(Genesis 1;11) “And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so”.
(Genesis 1;12) “And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good”.
(Genesis 1;29) “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat”.
(Genesis 1;30) “And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so”.
(Genesis 1;31) “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day”.
The passages above comes from the first book of the Bible, Genesis. The passage is taken from the account of the creation of the earth and universe. From these passages we can see that God gave man everything on the face of the earth to use. God also says that everything that he created is “good”.The use of the word good here is an understatement. Good in this sense is perfect. If God created something and it met his standards of being “good” it was perfect.
What does God say on the Marijuana plant?
The marijuana plant is one of the many useful herbs “yielding seed after its kind” created and blessed by God on the third day of creation, “and God saw that it was good.” He gave herb for people to use with our own free will. God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth.…To you it will be for meat.” … And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. The Bible predicts some herb’s prohibition. “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times, some shall … speak lies in hypocrisy(Hmmmm the USA?)…commanding to abstain from meats which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth”. (Paul: 1 Timothy 4:1-3)
The Bible speaks of a special plant. “I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.” (Ezekiel 34:29) A healing plant. How was cannabis used in Biblical times and lands? Cannabis was used 12 ways: clothing, paper, cord, sails, fishnet, oil, sealant, incense, food, and in ceremony, relaxation and medicine. For so the Lord said unto me, “I will take my rest and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs. For afore harvest, when the bud is perfect and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks and take away and cut down the branches.“ (Isaiah 18:4-5) .
What about marijuana today?
Hemp today has thousands of uses. Modern technology has devised many new uses for the hemp plant&emdash; like biomass energy, building materials, fuel, plastic and so on. Hemp is ecological and its seed is among the best food crops on Earth. Selected varieties produce flowers that provide an herbal relaxant and a spiritual tool. Its herb is used globally as medicine.
Jesus speaks about choice?
He said not to criticize other people for their habits. “Not that which goes into the mouth defileth a man; that which comes out of the mouth defileth a man.” (Mat. 15:11) The apostle Paul wrote, I know, and am persuaded by God, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. … For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Paul: Romans 14:14,17)
Did He speak of government?
Jesus said to keep church and state apart. “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s and unto God the things which be God’s.” (Luke 20:25) As we have seen, it was God, not government, who gave man the herbs to use. And it was government that put Jesus to death.
Property forfeiture laws?
He warned us about seizure and forfeiture laws. “Beware of the scribes which …devour widows’ houses…. The same shall receive greater damnation.” (Luke 20:46-47) Jesus, too, was a victim. The soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part. (John. 19:33)
What about the Drug War?
It was God who created cannabis hemp and told mankind to use “every green herb” on Earth. The Bible speaks of mercy, healing and a persecution of God’s children. “They persecute me wrongfully; help thou me”. (Psalms 119:86) Prisons and drug wars do not save souls. “God… hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to them that are bound”. (Isaiah 61:1)
What should the ministry do?
Teach God’s truth. Warn your congregation that the war on marijuana is unchristian and must be ended. Preachers be warned – “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you will be no priest to Me … for I desired mercy and not sacrifice”. (Hosea 4:6, 6:6)
What would Jesus do?
Despite common knowledge and widespread scientific support, the federal government has for nearly 50 years kept cannabis as a schedule 1 illegal drug as a deliberate way to deny patients access to medical marijuana. This includes people suffering from asthma, diabetes, cancer, anxiety disorders, migraine headache, chronic stress, depression, PD, PSTD, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, and provides relief for many, many other conditions. As a result, people at various locations across the USA and Canada have had to risk and suffer years in prison for providing medical marijuana to patients as an act of compassion and personal conscience. What would Jesus do? He chose to break the law in order to heal the sick.
Should people give blind obedience to government?
This is a fact, McChronald’s is not giving blind obedience to the government. McChronalds is doing what is right and God approved, period. McChronalds is helping people, not hurting people.
No prohibition of cannabis is made in the Ten Commandments. Other passages from the good book: (Psalm 104:14-15) “He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man and oil to make his face to shineth”.
(Is. 18:4-5) The God said unto me, “I will take my rest and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest. For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks and take away and cut down the branches”.
(Ezekiel 34:29) “And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more”.
(Romans 14: 2,3,13,14,17) “One believeth that he may eat all things. Another…eateth herbs. … Let us not, therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.
(Paul: 1 Timothy 4:1-6) “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times, some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereupon thou hast attained”.
“And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielding her fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations”. (Rev. 22:1-2)
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. … (1 Timothy 4:1-6)
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it. (Proverbs 15:17)
By the way, One of the first bibles were made of hemp paper. As long as you are pure of heart, you’re all good. Marijuana is a privilege. Don’t abuse it. I believe with no doubt at all that marijuana is a positive and good addition to the world and reality, you should base your own point of view on your personal experiences of reality so far.
An Episcopalian priest who once served as the rector for St. Thomas on Snell Isle is making waves in the religious community with his stance on marijuana. The Rev. Chris Schuller has pulled up stakes and moved to Venice, Calif., where his philosophy sounds more Rastafarian than Episcopalian, according to a recently released video on YouTube from Schuller’s HashtagHallelujah.com website. In that video, Schuller urges views to “thank God for marijuana.”
“Thanking God for weed might feel a little awkward at first,” Schuller said in the video. “Thanking God is going to feel so much better than throwing stones at people who are already stoned.”
He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.
My friends, The truth is, Using cannabis is cool with God if it is done with a spirit of gratitude, thankfulness. Using weed with an attitude of gratitude, That is my message, the key is using in Thankfulness.
Source of all information above:
The AuthorizedKing James Version (KJV) Bible. English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England begun in 1604 and completed in 1611. The printing of this book changed the English literary landscape for all time. It is the most accurate translation from the original languages into English. It is the #1 best seller, in history.
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