The DEA's Administrative Law Judge, Francis Young concluded: "In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. For example, eating 10 raw potatoes can result in a toxic response. By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death. Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within the supervised routine of medical care.:
Source: US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency, "In the Matter of Marijuana Rescheduling Petition," [Docket #86-22], (September 6, 2022), p. 57.
Welcome to ChristiansForCannabis.Com
ChristiansForCannabis believe that the laws that prohibit the possession, use and cultivation of marijuana/cannabis are immoral and unjust and the Christian support of these laws to be in violation of God's word. We base our position on: the inerrancy of the Bible; God's creatorship of the earth and all that is in it, including the seed bearing plant we call cannabis or marijuana; Jesus's commands to not judge anything before the appointed time and to love as he loved; and how love does no harm to its neighbor.
Our mission is to educate the Christian community concerning the scriptural invalidity of the war on drugs, provide reliable resources of information for them to explore the issue and learn the facts, encourage Christian cannabis users to become more active in the work of repealing the laws, and to provide encouragement, support and prayer for the subculture as a whole and those that work on its behalf.
Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. Isaiah 10:1-2
But instead, one brother goes to law against another--and this in front of unbelievers! The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers. I Corinthians 6:6-8
So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God. 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
"Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Luke 6:36-38
Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you. Do not accuse a man for no reason- when he has done you no harm. Proverbs 3:29-30
Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning-the third day. Genesis 1:11-13
Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-everything that has the breath of life in it-I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning-the sixth day. Genesis 1:29-31
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving... I Timothy 4:4
US NJ: Group To Inform Drivers Of Rights In Searches
TRENTON, May 8 - The Black Ministers Council of New Jersey today announced a campaign to inform minority drivers that they have a right to refuse to submit to so-called automobile consent searches, which have been the focus of the fight over racial profiling.
The ministers said at a State House news conference that they would begin their "Just Say No" campaign next week, in messages to minority churches and the news media. New York Times (NY) - Courtesy of DrugNews Digest, MAP Inc.
US NY: Drug Law Reform Asked By Clerics
ALBANY - Religious leaders called on the state to reform mandatory sentencing laws for drug offenders on Wednesday, the 29th anniversary of the state's Rockefeller drug laws.
The clerics said they are seeing momentum for changing the laws this year, with reform proposals from the governor and the Assembly and efforts to organize those affected by the laws.
Gov. George Pataki and legislative leaders have been talking about reforms to the laws in recent weeks, and Pataki said Wednesday he sees drug law reform as a priority.
Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders who spoke at a news conference Wednesday said the long prison sentences imposed under the drug laws tear families apart. Daily Gazette (NY) - Courtesy of DrugNews Digest
US NC: OPED: Drug War Supports Terrorists
In recent months, the United States government spent $10 million of our tax dollars for its latest anti-drug campaign. Its new pitch: if you buy illegal drugs, you're supporting terrorists because terrorists are intimately involved in the production, sale, and distribution of drugs.
Guess what? I agree. People who buy illegal drugs do support terrorists. But here's what the government leaves out: By making drugs illegal, the government supports terrorists even more. Charlotte Observer (NC) - Courtesy of DrugNews Digest, MAP Inc.
Sheriff Bill Masters has been an elected county Sheriff for 20 years. He was so good at fighting the drug war, he won an award from the DEA. Get this book and find out why such an upstanding officer feels the drug laws should be repealed.
Oxford NIV Scofield Study Bible
If you do not have a Bible, this is the one to get.
In March 1999, the Institute of Medicine issued a report on various aspects of marijuana, including the so-called, Gateway Theory (the theory that using marijuana leads people to use harder drugs like cocaine and heroin). The IOM stated, "There is no conclusive evidence that the drug effects of marijuana are causally linked to the subsequent abuse of other illicit drugs."
Source: Janet E. Joy, Stanley J. Watson, Jr., and John A Benson, Jr., "Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base," Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, Institute of Medicine (Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1999).Courtesy of the The Drug War Fact Book
Due to the perceived wickedness of the drug culture, the war on drugs has been unanimously supported by the church. What we fail to see is that the church is responsible, for we have 'thrust them out of our tents and exposed them to all the evils of the night in an unguarded condition'. That is why God rejects no one until the day of judgement and Jesus accepts all. For you can not love what you find unacceptable, and rejecting a part is rejecting the whole. Keeping from sin is not what makes the road narrow, loving like Jesus is.
"Do you stand beside those who are harassed and arrested because of the color of their skin? Do you sit back while your neighbors are dragged off in the middle of the night for what they choose to put into their bodies? Do you honorably and respectfully uphold the rights of others to speak their truth no matter how opposed it is to yours? And do you oppose excessive taxes even if their proceeds would line your pockets?"
Religious Leaders for a More Just and Compassionate Drug Policy
We represent a group of religious leaders both clergy and religious academics who have felt called to speak out on an unpopular and controversial issue: US drug policy particularly the "war on drugs" with its unjust and discriminatory laws against drug abusers.
These unmerciful and stringent drug laws against users, abusers and sellers have resulted in "cruel and unusual punishment" for people with drug problems...
Our Values and Drug Prohibition by J. McKree Elrod
Through experiences and exploring the facts, this semi-retired Unitarian (formerly Methodist) minister, favours the repeal of all criminal drug laws, and the treatment of drug addiction as a social and medical problem.
The War On Drugs Is Lost - The National Review
Commentary from National Review's William F. Buckley; Ethan A. Nadelmann, a scholar and researcher; Kurt Schmoke, a mayor and former prosecutor; Joseph D. McNamara, a former police chief; Robert W. Sweet, a federal judge and former prosecutor; Thomas Szasz, a psychiatrist; and Steven B. Duke, a law professor.
Online Book: Addict in the Family - How to Cope With The Long Haul by Dr. Andrew Byrne
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Dr. Byrne is a family doctor with a long experience in treating drug addicts. The book is essential reading for those coming to terms with today's number-one epidemic. It gives an optimistic outlook for certain forms of controlled drug use while also encouraging abstinence when this is an attainable goal. It also gives an insight into multiple drug abuse.
CAN - Cannabis Action Network
The Cannabis Action Network is a nationwide team of individuals and organizations working to make cannabis legally available for medicinal, industrial, and personal uses. This network unites over 250 groups, from 50 states and around the world, in a powerful grassroots coalition.
FAMM - Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1991 to challenge inflexible and excessive penalties required by mandatory sentencing laws. FAMM promotes sentencing policies that give judges the discretion to distinguish between defendants and sentence them according to their role in the offense, seriousness of the offense and potential for rehabilitation. FAMM's 25,000 members include prisoners and their families, attorneys, judges, criminal justice experts and concerned citizens.
Common Sense for Drug Policy
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From: bs on 1.31.2023Message: Great to see your site!!!! At last a Christian voice for the truth on this issue. Thankk God!!!!
From: RichardB on 1.26.2002 Message: As a 55 year old Christian and recovering alcoholic and drug addict who has been clean 14+years I would like to say "PRAISE THE LORD"! Since my alcohol and drug treatement program i've used PRAYER & POT,and i believe that "man made whiskey, GOD made POT, GOD is PERFECT, man is not."
From: HarryC on 1.09.2022 Message: I am a devout christian and a college educated RN. In all my years of practice I have seen many patients suffer from illness or injury causing chronic pain and disability. The pain causes the disability and the disability causes unemployment or poor job performance which, in addition to the suffering, causes a loss of income and selfesteem. In acountry with a bill fo rights which states that we have a "right to life, liberty, and the persuit of happiness." The current drug laws pertaining to the medicinal use of cannibus are based on many political factor which have nothing to do with the actual use of this medication. They have to do with politics and money. Every law-enforcement agency in this country benefits financially, the corperate ownership of prisons benefits from full prisons and cheap labor. The losers are the American people who's tax money goes to support the "war on drugs" to the tune of 30 to 50 billion each year, but the biggest losers are the sick who continue to suffer till their death or buy street "pot" and take a chance on tainted "pot" or arrest and incarceration with very possible seizure of homes and other possessions. The Spanish inquisition did the same several hundred years ago, albeit, the pain was worse and death everpresent but, the victoms did not suffer for years and years. The false statements made, both by the government and anti-drug organizations, indicates to me that they do not trust the public to make sound judgements based upon the truth. According to the bible and our US constitution, we have the right to self-determination as long as we do not encroach upon others rights, but I guess that our att. gen. and drug czar both know more then anyone else, what is right and good for all Americans. GOD HELP US.
From: Joseph of Dronfield, England on 2022-10-22 Message: It surprises me just how many Christians have been smart enough to not generalise when talking about 'drugs' as so many others do, identifying cannabis as one of the seed bearing plants said in the Bible to be put on this earth for us to use. And its uses are evidently multifarious, from marijuana's advantages over alcohol as a recreational drug to its recent use as an alternative source of engine fuel in biodiesel. Whereas alcohol increases potential for agression/violence and is physically addictive, cannabis is a strong 'no' in both cases, only a few citing it as potentially being psychologically addictive. Fibre for clothing, essesntial fats in hemp seeds...the forbidden fruit? I think not. FYI I am a 19 year old British Christian, studying Communication Studies at University and use cannabis recreationally and for sleep problems. Sorry to bore everyone with info you already know, but hopefully anybody uninformed visiting the website will go away knowing something they didn't. Thanks and love to all my brothers and sisters who I share the body of Christ with, Joe
From: david of dsm, ia on 2022-10-10 Message: a combat prayer: In the name of jesus, God is great! In the name of jesus, God; bless, cherish, and protect the spirit of marijuana. In the name of jesus, God; heal the spirit of marijuana. In the name of jesus, God; protect the spirit of marijuana from evil. In the name of jesus, God; confuse, confound, dismay, disrupt, destroy, and completely consume all of our enemies, and all evil; in, on, above, below, beside, and beyond the spirit of marijuana in time, place, space, and thought; forever and ever, beyond-beyond, amen amen. In the name of jesus, God is great!
From: Zachary on 2022-09-30 Message: I am very much in love with the Lord Jesus Christ, and it hurts me to hear people rebuke and condemn me because I like to smoke marijauna. I am just turning 21 and dont know much about the world, but I know about the word of God. We have to stop condemning eachother because of these things, we have to stop and think, has satan used this so that you may falsely condemn me? Or falsely judge me? And you so eagerly do these things, but is it really God inspiring you to do this? I dont think so. Am I seperated from God when I smoke? Of coarse not, with strong faith, physical things cannot take spiritual things. And you say I cannot read a hymn high? Isnt this a sad attempt to make me feal bad? If you are a christian this kind of intention should not be in you, I am always with God, and to say anything other than this is not from God. I smoke, and I have fun, not by sinning, and not by indulging myself with the pleasures of this life. I forget alot of things when im high, but I dont forget who my God is, I become like a child and have innocent fun, if you are to call this a sin, you have to ask yourself, do I sin, or do you by calling me a sinner?
From: chris of oklahoma on 2022-09-18 Message: i love your site. My name is Chris, i am 19 years old and i attend the University of Oklahoma. I am a dedicated christian, raised southern babtist, and also a huge activist against the drug war. My mission in life is to educate people about the problems in the world and especialy about how great God is. You have my full support and anything you could send or let me know about i would be more than happy to pass out around campus.
From: Laura of PA on 2023-08-09 Message: I am so glad to have found this website because before this, all I had been hearing about was christians against marijuana. My older sister was diagnosed with lyme disease at the age of 11 and one of her symptoms was loss of appetite. At the age of 14 she was unbelievably thin and frail from not eating so my father decided to allow her to try marijuana. After that, she was eating more than ever and I consider marijuana a life saver. I am so grateful.
From: Duncan of Japan on 2023-07-30 Message: I am a christian and have been a regular dope smoker for many years. I have often found myself excluded from churches, social groups, bible study groups and so on because I am very vocal about my belief that certain plants were put here by God for a purpose. I do not take drugs that are artificially made, put do take marijuana and magic mushrooms. Its nice to see a site like this, with an open attitude, especially in modern society. BOB MARLEY once told a Canadian reporter "who are you to tell God it aint legal" well said...
From: Ant�nio of Portugal on 2023-04-02 Message: I will write it in my birth language and i hope you have portuguese friends. Fui educado como Crist�o, mas mais tarde vi algo que n�o gostei dentro da intitui��o que me ensinou a seguir Cristo. mas a verdade � que abandonei a intitui��o mas n�o cristo, e do outro lado do oceano vos escrevo para dizer que a planta Cannabis Sativa L. me ajuda bastante a estar ao p� de Ele.
Translated: i have been raised like a Christian, but later i saw something that i dont liked inside the instituition that teacht me to follow Christ. but the truth is that i have abandon that instituition but not Christ. and from the other side of the ocean i wrote to you to say that the grass Cannabis helps me a lot to be by His side.
From: withheld () of , on 2023-04-26 Message: I am so happy to see that this site exists. Tears of joy. Someone standing up for the victims of this cruel and unjustifiable war. Thank you so much.
From: Bliu722002 Wichita, Kansas on 2023-04-26 Message: Wow...I have felt incredibly alone for a long time, because my belief and faith in God were directly contrasting with my deep down feeling that Marijuana was wrong. I know now that it is here for a reason...because God wanted it that way (apparently). With your permission, I intend to link your site to my homepage. Thanks again! Bliu
From: K. of , Canada on 2023-05-09 Message: Jennifer L.G. Wallace, Editor ChristiansForCannabis.Com Your story is almost word for word the same as mine--And I really thought I was all alone. It all began with a tragedy. You can read it from my site. After that God changed my relationship with Teens and some time after that I began to seriously question the "facts" I still home school and I also want to grow but I am afraid of jepordizing my kids. http://members.nbci.com/kannd http://members.nbci.com/hoperenewed/
From: Kyle Pa, USA on 2023-06-22 Message: Wow. I thought I was one of the only Christians on this Earth who saw how wrong cannabis prohibition is. It's great to finally find out that there are many many more. When I found this site I was at an all time low and I was ready to give up on my fight as a Christian to prove that marijuana is actually a beautiful creation of God that should be enjoyed responsibly by humans. Stumbling up this site was truly an answered prayer. Praise God! Good luck with the site! k.
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The commandments, Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. -Paul, Romans 13:9-11
You should post an article regarding the 1989 government funded study wherein the St. Louis Medical University had determined that the human brain has in fact unique THC receptor sites within it to which no other known compounds will bind. Scientific proof that God created man by design to consume cannabis, or else these proven receptors would indeed not exist." --Paul
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