Pubdate: Wed,  8 Aug 2001
Source: Ottawa Citizen (CN ON)
Copyright: 2001 The Ottawa Citizen
Author: Stan White


Enforcing drug laws created by the U.S. federal government is never going 
to happen. It is a failed war that is unwinnable.

It is as though drug laws were not implemented to help society, but rather 
as a means to attack minorities, create huge profits for prohibitionist 
politicians and mob types, and create jobs in the world's largest prison 
population and police state.

The United States used to be a more godly country. Now, it has lost its 
seats on the UN Human Rights Commission and the UN Narcotics Control Board, 
and it insists on killing people in Colombia for growing plants.

The only biblical restriction placed on cannabis (also known as kaneh bosm 
before the King James version) is that we accept it with thanksgiving. If 
God gave us cannabis, why should someone prohibit it?

We Christians do not have to smoke cannabis, but we would do well to 
disassociate ourselves from those who would cage a human, including a 
Christian, for using cannabis.

Stan White, Dillon, Colorado
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