Can A Christian Smoke Marijuana?

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32 Responses

  1. Em says:

    CBD and hemp oil have no mind altering properties, do they?
    My understanding is that marijuana actually has a permanent altering affect on the brain…. Most of us need all the brain cells we have ..
    Can’t answer definitively as i haven’t made a study of it, but people i have worked with who were recreational users seemed to be a bit … lax in their work habits.. ?

  2. Bob Sweat says:

    I’ve been using CBD cream for months for my psoriasis. Works better than steroidal creams, which can cause other problems. My wife and I also take hemp capsules for inflammation. We are believers in the benefits.

  3. Steve says:

    The use, sale, and possession of cannabis over 0.3% THC in the United States, despite state laws, is illegal under federal law. … Cannabis use is illegal for any reason, with the exception of FDA-approved research programs.

  4. Michael says:

    Bob,

    My cat was so anxious and disturbed that she has quit coming in and stopped eating.
    She lost half her body weight.
    About three weeks in she started to recover…and she’s my healthy buddy again.
    When I can afford it, I’m going to use it for arthritis and inflammation…

  5. Michael says:

    Steve,

    I’m an Oregonian…we only follow state law… 🙂

  6. Michael says:

    Em,

    Hemp oil has no THC…CBD very little.
    Safer than pharmeceuticals…

  7. Steve says:

    Michael,. Understood. Just don’t try to get a federal job or a DoD or DHS security clearance.

  8. Paige says:

    Medicinally. Yes. Recreationally. High risk choice. Imo

    Like you, I give a feline CBD formula to my cats with impressive results. One for cancer prevention. One for severe anxiety.

  9. GraceFitzgerald says:

    Thank you again for always stating the uncomplicated obvious

  10. Michael says:

    Paige,

    Missy had bad anxiety…which is way down. First time I’ve seen her play in years…

  11. Michael says:

    Thank you, Grace!

  12. My Secret says:

    Well… I have a secret that only my husband knows. At 50 years old I tried marijuana for the first time in order to see if it would help with my chronic migraines. At the time (2018) I needed a medical card which I easily got. Now it’s legal in my state. I was filling my body with otc medicine and prescriptions. Physically I felt terrible even when I didn’t have a migraine.

    Long story short, I was able to stop the cycle of migraine, pills, migraine, pills and so on. So now I am on a newer prescription that is helping me get less migraines thankfully but not completely. About once or twice a month I eat edibles and lay in bed for about 12-24 hours. It doesn’t take the pain away but it definitely makes it bearable and I haven’t had to go to urgent care in two years.
    I’m also a Christian who is in leadership. Oversee a bible study group, serve in multiple ministries at my church. Never ever do I do any of this while “high”. I’m in bed just trying to keep my pain level down.
    It has been a tremendous help for me but I understand how others may think so this will remain a secret!

  13. pstrmike says:

    I’m an Oregonian…we only follow state law… ?”

    Yes! #pstrdon’ttreadonme

    CBD relieved pain in my spine, enabling me to work an eight hour day in construction, then drive an hour home and be able to walk in the front door standing upright rather than crawling on all fours due to the pain.

    A former coworker smoked weed when it first became legal medically. He had HIV, and the pot kept him from getting nauseous from all the pills he had to take daily.

    I don’t see much difference between having a few drinks and a one-hit bong…. but that’s just me. For the record, I do neither.

  14. Em says:

    Seems to be a pretty rational tread on this topic…
    The one question lingering in my mind, what’s left of it, are there any medical problems that don’t respond if the THC is removed?

  15. A Coworker was conservative as the day is long. Not politically but an RCC Mexican. After she had pancreatic cancer pot Was we what brought her appetite back. As she said, “I lost my butt.” The cancer took her a few years later, but pot brought her some time. I’ve tried it 5 times in my life, the last over a decade ago in Amsterdam. I never felt an effect. Probably good that I didn’t. Being native American, I likely ha ve a predilection to addiction. I’ll never try it again non medically, admitting to my past sin here.

  16. Shorty Po Lockins says:

    I think Jesus is going to look at them and ask what’s the behavior functioning for?

  17. Michael says:

    Em,

    Yes.
    THC affects certain pain receptors in the brain and has other benefits in limited amounts.

  18. My Secret says:

    I’ve tried cbd for migraine pain but it hasn’t worked. I really hate thc gummies. I hate the taste and how they make me a bit paranoid. I feel swarmy going into the dispensary as there’s no distinction between medical use and recreational use and am scared to death someone I know will see me.
    Since it’s become legal it has all changed. The place I go to looks like a Starbucks and the customers tend to be over 40. A nearby senior housing complex brings van loads to get help with arthritis pain and sleep problems etc. The place I went to when it was only legal with a medical card was a shack next to a nudie bar. I was often the only one over 40 and no piercings or tattoos. I pray God will heal me as I can’t imagine doing this in my 70’s and 80’s.

  19. Michael says:

    My Secret,

    I hope you’re healed too…but grateful that you get some relief from this.
    Here in Southern Oregon we’re getting close to having as many dispensaries as convenience stores…

  20. MM says:

    I see three possible effects from smoking marijuana. The first is the normal simple stimulus from the action of smoking it. The second is the idea it is bad and by doing so there is the internal “bad boy” joy we get when we break the rules. And the third is the drug effect on the body.

    Without going into my personal experience, it seems to me the first two are a very large part of the whole smoking experience, while the third is available without actually using smoke to inject it.

    But, the real irony I find in the whole marijuana debate is why people can be so anti-tobacco smoking and yet embrace the legalization of ingesting another product in a similarly and possibly detrimental way*.

    I guess it just shows most of us are hypocrites after all.

    *https://sunrisehouse.com/quit-abusing-marijuana/compare-smoking-cigarettes/

    BTW the proponents of smoking THC feel the benefits over ride the limited risks. But why smoke it? Yes it does seem to transmit the drug effects quicker.

    The question shouldn’t be, “can a Christian…” it should be, “why should anyone…”

    Rambling again on the keys. Your thoughts are probably different.

  21. Michael says:

    I get the opposition…I’m culturally opposed to it but hypocritically, have no issue with alcohol.

    I know too many good folk that receive too may benefits from it to say anything negative about how they use it.

  22. Steve says:

    Curious, was smoking a phenomenon in biblical times? I don’t see it inherently sinful and therefore could potentially see Jesus smoking along with his disciples. Am I way off here?

  23. Jim says:

    No one cares about pot anymore, not even conservatives. I’m obviously on the make everything legal that doesn’t hurt anyone but the user team, and think that people should take what they need for medical reasons. Having said that, I have no desire to be around recreational drug users or people who drink to excess. The stupid is just too much to take.

    Give off of my lawn, sonny, but have fun in your’s. Just shut it down by 10, because I have to work in the morning.

    On a more serious note, I have a personal conviction about intoxication, but don’t know where God draws the line for other Christians. I don’t really need to know.

  24. filbertz says:

    *there are all types of things that ‘alter the mind’ including exercise.
    *illegality is a trump card that many play which has issues too–civil disobedience to immoral laws is a time-tested, proud aspect of our nations history and may be a tool used by Christians in the future…
    *liberty in scripture is still a topic many have never honestly studied and therefore they are easily confined by the more legalistic pronouncements of others.
    *the federal govt. is significantly behind the curve on marijuana

  25. Em says:

    If you have a nation addicted to exercise, you probably have a very intelligent, participatory citizenry… Does pot produce the same effect?

  26. Michael says:

    Em,

    I’m not a fan of any recreational drug use.

    However, when we claim to be in an “opioid crisis” the pain relief benefits outweigh any other considerations for me.

  27. filbertz says:

    em–I’m simply saying the “mind-altering” argument is not one that holds up to scrutiny. There are so many things we ingest that alters our minds and moods, it is amazing. Certainly each one needs to be evaluated on its own merits and demerits, but it can be a slippery slope to assume “mind-altering” to be a catchall phrase that carries much weight. Recreational use and medical use are two different categories. They are not mutually exclusive either, as is the case with most pain medications.

  28. MM says:

    fil:

    “*there are all types of things that ‘alter the mind’ including exercise.”

    This is a non-sequitor argument which leads to a false conclusion. Exercise is good for the body and mind while smoking and many drugs, may seem pleasing at the moment, have a net deterioration affect on the body and mind.

    The bible does not prohibit many behaviors which are detrimental to us. However, it does encourage those which improve and bring satisfaction to our lives and those around us. The “war on drugs” and the decision process about what to make legal or illegal should revolve around the idea of benefits and consequences to our community and not about the individual’s desires. Of course that is a way over simplification of the process.

    for example; if, as a community, we want to lower violence, familia abuse, deaths (both accidental and intentional), improve mental and physical health and more, using statistics what should be more regulated and or restricted in use?

    Answer, alcohol.

    Problem, we would come un-glued if it was done (yes it was tried).

    https://www.alcohol.org/statistics-information/

    BTW, I am not against its use, just its abuse. Sadly that’s probably greater than the statistics show.

    I think my point is let’s not throw out silly comparisons to justify something. Why can’t we just face the truth about things.

  29. Jim says:

    I think the issue of legal weed is a very interesting one. I am not too surprised to see it increasingly given a pass, even amongst the christian community -I’ve long held that there is very little difference between a couple of drinks and a joint or bong hit etc. But what has happened (at least here in WA state) as weed has been legalized and normalized, we have seen the rise of zombie nation -the cartels lost the income associated with marijuana, so the hard narcotics like heroin, fentanyl, and meth have become cheaper and more accessible. The present condition IMO is epidemic and without resolution. This is the principle cause of the subsequent homeless situation. If you voted for legal weed because you though things would get better if it was controlled, you were mistaken.

  30. Michael says:

    The price of narcotics has been going down and the quality going up for almost twenty years. The cartels were diversified before we ever thought of legalization.
    The homeless situation is far more complex than just the drug part of the equation.
    What we have is a public health crisis and in particular, a mental health crisis.
    Simplistic answers make both crises worse.

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