Pubdate: Tue, 14 Aug 2001
Source: Denver Rocky Mountain News (CO)
Copyright: 2001 Denver Publishing Co.
Author: Stan White
Bookmark: (Cannabis)


Thank you for the story, "Canada embraces medical pot," published Aug. 7.

I try not to push my Christian walk with God, but I would like to add our 
single common denominator and a very important connection to this issue. 
God our Father gave us cannabis for food and medicine. The only biblical 
restriction placed on cannabis, (also known as kaneh bosm before the King 
James Version), is that we accept it with thanksgiving.

Accept cannabis for what it is as described on the very first page of the 
Bible (Genesis 1:11-12; 29-30). If God gave us cannabis, who gives us 
cannabis prohibition?

Thank God for cannabis. To do otherwise is to stumble on the first page of 
the Bible. Christians take heed! We Christians do not have to smoke 
cannabis but we would do well to disassociate ourselves from those who 
would cage a human, including Christians, for using cannabis.

Stan White

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