Pubdate: Thu, 12 Oct 2006
Source: Colorado Springs Independent (CO)
Copyright: 2006 Colorado Springs Independent
Author: Stan White


Initiative 44, legalizing cannabis, may well be the most important
election issue ("Hippie-hating and -baiting," Your Turn, Oct. 5), but
not just for hippies.

True fiscal conservatives will vote for it; cannabis prohibition is a
costly failure. Parents and mothers will support it; cannabis
prohibition is more harmful to youth than the substance being
prohibited. Police should support it; they've seen first-hand that
cannabis doesn't cause crime.

But most importantly, re-legalizing cannabis should gain support of
obedient Christians, since Christ God Our Father indicates He created
all the seed-bearing plants saying they are all good, on literally the
very first page of the Bible (see Genesis 1:11-12 and 29-30). The only
biblical restriction placed on cannabis is that it be accepted with
thankfulness (see 1 Timothy 4:1-5).

It's time to stop caging humans for using what God says is

Stan White

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