|To the editor:
Re: Push on for Marijuana Legalization, March 5, 2008.
If Missouri had a ballot initiative process like Colorado, legalized use of the relatively safe God-given plant cannabis (kaneh bosm / marijuana) would already be reality.
One reason to stop caging sick humans for using cannabis 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. The only Biblical restriction placed on cannabis is that it is to 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?" (see: 1 John 3:17). Jesus Christ risked jail to heal the sick.
Further, cannabis is believed to be the "tree of life" and the very last page of the Bible tells Us the leaves of the tree of life are for the healing of the nations.