Pubdate: Thu, 4 Nov 2010
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press (TN)
Copyright: 2010 Stan White
Author: Stan White


As a Colorado resident, I strongly disagree with the opinion that the
"Dangers of legalizing marijuana" (editorial, Oct. 23) are good a
reason to continue caging sick citizens who use the relatively safe,
God-given plant cannabis (marijuana). Most all the "dangers" are a
consequence of prohibition, not the plant itself.

One important reason to re-legalize the plant cannabis for sick
citizens that doesn't get mentioned is because it is biblically
correct since Christ God Our Father, The Ecologician, indicates He
created all the seed-bearing plants saying they are all good, on
literally the very first page (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). And, "But whoever
has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his
heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?" 1 John 3:17.

Further, many people know of cannabis as the tree of life, and the
very last page of the Bible indicates the leaves of the tree of life
are for the healing of the nations.

Stan White

Dillon, Colo.
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