UC studies find promise in medical marijuana - LATimes.com
Making marijuana illegal is unChristian.
First, it requires politicians to take the Lord's Name in vain. Here's how:
Politicians raise their right hand toward heaven and take a solemn oath to abide by the Constitution, "so help me, God." They violate that oath when they criminalize marijuana, or act to override state laws favoring medical marijuana. A century ago, when federal politicians were asked to make alcohol illegal, they correctly and properly replied, "The Constitution doesn't give us the power to make alcohol illegal. You'll have to amend the Constitution to give us that power." Anti-alcohol advocates did so, and amending the Constitution to give Congress power over alcohol created Al Capone and organized crime. So that Amendment was repealed, and with it, all federal power to outlaw alcohol. The Constitution has never been properly amended to give the federal government power to put people like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and other Founding Fathers in prison for growing certain plants. But nobody cares about oaths these days.
Second, the criminalization of hemp violated the Biblical prohibition against "engrossing commodities to enhance the price," and still does. If newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst had owned hemp instead of trees, hemp would have been used to make his newspapers, and would be America's number one cash crop today. But Hearst was invested in trees. He used his influence to slander "marihuana" and get politicians to pass laws against it. Hearst's trees would have been worth much less with competition from hemp.
Third, inflicting pain and suffering on patients who could benefit from marijuana is like inflicting pain on Jesus Christ Himself (Matthew 25:31-46).
A Christian should not vote for any politician who promises to punish people solely for possessing or using -- or even selling -- marijuana.
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