There are a lot of lies and propaganda featured here. Maybe you should ALL do some research before spewing ignorance out of your mouth. Cannabis is not even comparable to Alcohol. First of all alcohol is man made, while Cannabis is God made.
Let's look at Genesis 1:
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed
, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind
, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
So are you, a mere man, saying that what God has given us bad? Wow!! You have some ego there to say what God has given us is bad when "God saw that it was good."
As far as legality goes, where in scripture does it specifically say that we are to obey the laws of man? But even if it is there, why would you allow man to take away from you what God has given you? how does mankind have the power or authority to make nature illegal? Would you allow mankind to tell you that you can't have flowers in your front yard or trees? This is the same thing here. It is against what God has said here. If God has given it let no man taketh away.
Also saying that Marijuana/Cannabis is dangerous is an absurd and uneducated statement. Here's just two quotes from the link below:
"In one of the largest marijuana studies ever conducted, researchers have concluded that regular pot smoking does not cause death, but that branding its use a crime may itself pose a health hazard by exposing users to criminals and violence."
"The researchers tracked the records of more than 65,000 Bay Area members of the Kaiser Permanente health plan for an average of 10 years. Compared to the members who had never used marijuana, they found no increase in deaths among more than 14,000 of the patients who had said they were marijuana users between 1979 and 1985."
It's not dangerous, lawmakers are dangerous. And you trust and allow those that make it illegal pray in schools tell you how to live your life? That's interesting. So how do you allow God to fit in when these lawmakers go against God's word every chance they get?
Let's drop some more knowledge for the biased. Maybe it's time to open your mind and do a bit of thinking for yourselves? I'm not trying to be rude, but some people just let the tv and politicians tell them what to think as is obvious here in this thread.
"How Dangerous is Marijuana
....in comparison to other substances?
Number of American deaths per year that result directly or primarily from the following selected causes nationwide, according to World Almanacs, Life Insurance Actuarial (death) rates, and the last 20 years of U.S. Surgeaon Generals' reports. (figures are for 1988 from the federal government's Bureau of Mortality Statistics and the National Institute on Drug Abuse....
Tobacco 340,000 to 425,000Alcohol (not including 50% of all highway deaths and 65% of all murders) 150,000Aspirin (Including deliberate overdose) 180 to 1,000+Caffeine (from stress, ulcers and triggering irregular heartbeats, etc) 1,000 to 10,000'Legal' Drug overdose (Deliberate or accidental) from legal prescribed or patent medicines or from mixing with alcohol (eg. Valium with Alcohol) 14,000 to 27,000Illicit Drug Overdose (deliberate or accidental) from all illegal drugs 3,800 to 5,200Theopoline (Pharmaceutical Drug legally prescribed for asthma) 50 Theopoline is also responsible for 6,500 hospital admissions and 1,000 cases of permanent brain damage per year.Marijuana 0 (ZERO)
Marijuana users also have the same or lower incidence of murders and highway deaths and accidents than the general non-marijuana-using population as a whole. Crancer Study, UCLA: U.S. funded ($6 million) First and Second Jamaican studies, 1968 to 1974;Costa Rican Studies, 1980 to 1982; et al.
From "The Emperor Wear No Clothes" by Jack Herer "
Do any of you even know the truth about why Cannabis became illegal in the first place? Did you know it was a very widely used substance (even among Christians and other religions) up until the 1930's? Did you know it was used for just about everything under the sun?
You should check this link for some more reliable information, and if you think it's biased do the research yourself and you'll see that it is indeed very accurate information.http://jackherer.com/chapters.html