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Jesus for Marijuana Movement?

serfserf Member Posts: 7,071 ✭✭✭
edited June 28 in Politics
 There is a new movement in The Church for Federal legalization. These people do not realize the potency of
   the present day usage of this so-called recreational drug.You have loss of short term memory and permanent effects on the brain activity after long term use. Believe it or not. It also lowers testosterone in males and makes them more placid in thoughts and actions.
                                                    serf
           https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-word-of-god-in-the-age-of-legal-marijuana-11593343801

Rev. Alexander Sharp, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and executive director of Clergy for a New Drug Policy in Chicago, views the question in more political terms. He supports adult recreational use and criminal-justice reform. And since the drug can relieve pain, he argues that legalization is an act of compassion and mercy—one that follows the example of Jesus Christ.

“The only thing that made Jesus really angry were the Pharisees that were hypocrites,” he says. “And there are pharisaical attitudes in those who oppose drug use.”

Ms. Taylor says she hopes clergy will become more supportive, so those wanting to consume cannabis, especially adults closer to her age, don’t feel spiritually conflicted about it. “It’s the godly thing to do,” she says.


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