Pubdate: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 Source: New Haven Advocate (CT) Copyright: 2011 New Mass Media, Inc. Contact: http://www.newhavenadvocate.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/291 Author: Stan White Referred: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n120/a07.html?1157 ALLOW BIBLICAL CANNABIS FOR SICK CITIZENS It's time for credible drug law reform ("Smokin'," Feb. 24) and that includes decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana. Another reason to allow sick citizens to use cannabis is that it's Biblically correct. God indicates that He created all the seed-bearing plants, saying they are all good, on literally the very first page (see Genesis 1:11-12 and 29-30). The only Biblical mandate placed on the use of cannabis is to accept it with thankfulness (1 Timothy 4:1-5). "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?" (1 John 3:17). Christ Jesus risked jail to heal the sick. Stan White Dillon, Colo. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.