Medical Marijuana, Oh, Really? – Jess Whitlock

Jess Whitlock

Fools mock at sin, but among the upright there is favor” (Prov. 14:9). Sin is being played down in America today, and what’s worse is being promoted! Consider alcohol, abortion on demand, gambling, adultery, divorce for any cause, so-called marriages (?) of a man to a man or a woman to a woman, et al. The world has contended with drug abuse for multiplied centuries. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Gal. 6:7). The crimes caused by hallucinatory drugs would fill thousands of volumes of books. Yet, many supposedly sound citizens have been instrumental in making former illegal drugs legal! Fools will go on making a mock of sin.

Former President Hussein Obama argued that, “marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol…as has been well documented. I smoked pot as a kid, and I viewed it as a bad habit and vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person…” This was the President of America speaking! When reporters of the New Yorker pressed Obama as to marijuana being “less dangerous” than alcohol, he said, “…yes, in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.” You may recall that Obama suggested the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington was an important “experiment” that may help to remedy the “disproportionate number of marijuana-related arrests and incarcerations among minorities…we should not be locking up kids…for long stretches of jail time, when some of the folks who are writing those laws have probably done the same thing.”

Seven years ago, recreational marijuana was legalized for sale in the state of Colorado. In the first ten days of 2014 more than 5 million dollars of “pot” was sold. Recreational marijuana on average, costs twice as much as medical marijuana. The report in Colorado early in the year was they were running out of “pot” fast.

Actually, marijuana is illegal under federal law. Satan is alive and well in America today. Eight states have “legalized” recreational marijuana and 16 states have “legalized” medical marijuana. Oklahoma’s State Question 788 passed and caused former Governor Mary Fallin to state, “…this new law is written so loosely that it opens the door for basically recreational marijuana.” She was right. So, almost half the states of the United States have paved the way for an illegal drug to be counted as legal! May God have mercy upon our nation in our stupidity.

In Galatians 5:19-21 we find listed the “works of the flesh.” In verse 20 you will note the English word “sorcery” taken from the Greek pharmakia which is defined by W.E. Vine, “…primarily signified the use of medicine, drugs, spells; then, poisoning; then sorcery, Galatians 5:20…see also Revelation 9:21; 18:23. In sorcery, the use of drugs, whether simple or potent, was generally accompanied by incantations and appeals to occult powers…” (An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, pg. 51-52).

It is estimated that in Colorado only 2 percent of prescribed marijuana is given to people who suffer from cancer and less than 1 percent from HIV/AIDS virus patients. Around 94 percent of prescriptions for “pot” are due to “unspecified pain.” So, if you have a tooth ache or a hangnail, just go get some medical marijuana. In those states where “medical marijuana” has been introduced, the use of “pot” has gone up! America continues to make a mock of sin.

You may make marijuana (almost) legal in our nation, as trying to the Oklahoma Legislature which many have done or are attempting to do, but you can never, ever make it right!

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