Pubdate: Mon, 07 Jul 2014
Source: Boston Herald (MA)
Copyright: 2014 The Boston Herald, Inc
Author: Stan White
Page: 16


In the Bible's book of Genesis, God says: "Behold, I have given you
every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and
every tree with seed in its fruit" ("Lawmen side with pope against
legalized weed," June 21). It's confusing then to read that the pope
condemns cannabis (marijuana). Humans have been using this relatively
safe God-given plant for thousands of years for spiritual and
medicinal purposes. So why do the pope and the Catholic Church feel
threatened enough by cannabis to believe it's important to continue
caging citizens who choose to use the plant?

Jesus Christ asks followers to "love one another." But you cannot
love someone and cage them at the same time. Make no mistake about it,
we should not support caging humans for using what God says is good.

- - Stan White, Dillon, Colo.
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