Can Christians Use Marijuana Now That it's Legal in Canada?



When marijuana becomes legal, can Christians enjoy the occasional puff? What does the Bible have to say about it? Welcome to Bruxy’s Bag of Questions (or …

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  1. I mean really I guess you shouldn’t live in cities then when clean air, rural alternatives are available. There are lots of things that harm our bodies that we do regularly. Many medications have very negative side effects; should people not take them?

    Most of the people I know who smoke marijuana (or ingest it in a one form or another) do so to treat mental health problems. It is much safer than opioids. From what I understand there are lots of other medicinal uses of cannabis as well.

    The deeper question, I think, is to ask why a person wishes to use marijuana. As with most things, it is the intent that matters most. If people are trying to self harm then that is a problem that needs to be addressed. If it is have fun with friends then maybe that’s not such a bad thing – although one should be mindful of the effects prior to participating.

    This is an individual choice. All things are lawful but not everything is useful – so maybe thoughtfully consider the consequences of your actions and only do things that make your life better. And don’t offend people unnecessarily if you know they have a problem with it.

  2. Alcohol is an idiot. Marijuana is a clever lady with an iq of 360. I really believe it is an intelligent plant. How else does it know how to heal you and keep you cheerful: and comfort and edify you? Just as a shepherdess rescues the wandering sheep marijuana is. Whenever I smoke marijuana it reveals to me how I have been backsliding and how my feet are slipping, mentally, visionarily, emotionally, and spiritually. It always gets me back on track. I smoked it for 20yrs and sometimes it showed up my underlying illnesses and weaknesses and stresses but measure for measure; and to be fair – it did me no wrong. Don't go knocking God's plant. It's for the healing of the nation.

  3. It has been a very long time (like, perhaps, forever) since Bruxy has been high obviously;. point #1, objection that cannabis makes people lose control. If anything it makes you more inhibited. point #2, sober mindedness, again, cannabis makes one more conscientious and thoughtful. Many people say it clears the mind. Point # 3 Did not the ancient Israelites burn cannabis (Keneh Bosem) along with other herbs and spices in the Temple presumably filling their lungs with smoke and did they not make an oil with it as a major ingredient to be poured on the priests…aaannd… didn't the anointing used by the apostles to anoint and heal contain cannabis (Keneh Bosem)?

  4. This needs to be addressed in a deeper fashion. The better known and 'hippie' recreational form of marijuana (MJ) is psycho euphoric and has give the bad rap to MJ. Like drunkenness and others, this loss of self control is not fulfilling the mission of the follower of Christ. Medical MJ is quite another matter. Like many of our medications that are plant derived, MJ that has the euphoric component removed (THC) and retains the beneficial compounds, the cannabinoids, i.e., the CBD and terpenes, are found to have a host of beneficial medical uses, many of which contemporary treatments /medications have little to offer, especially neurologically derived disorders, inflammatory conditions and chronic pain. In addition, the safety profile of properly used cannabis far exceeds that of many medications, in particular opiates. (Over 100 people a day die of opiates, many from prescription drugs; nearly none from proper use of MJ) Do the research!!

  5. Im not a christian nor do i believe that marijuana inhibits alertness in all users but i believe that you believe it does. That being said this was by far the most fair and scriptural sound argument i have ever watched regarding Christians and marijuana.

  6. God created everything on this earth for good. When sin entered the world it opened up the door for abuse. The abuse of anything is against God's will for us.

  7. Hi Bruxy, I love what you do and I usually agree with you. But not on that one.

    I'm against drug consumption, but…
    Does that mean that you are against alcohol consumption or medicinal drugs too then ? Because your arguments could apply to any of those. And what about fatty food ?

    Did you know that in the US alone, 610 000 people die of a heart disease each year ? Still in the US alone, alcohol directly kills 88 000 people each year. And what about broken up families, violence, drunk driving victims, etc ? I was raised in a violent home and alcohol fueled my dad's anger. And he was never drunk !

    And yet I don't think I've heard you condemn alcohol or unhealthy foods like you seem to be condemning marijuana.

    Also, when you speak about weed leading to debauchery, this is a slippery slope fallacy. Plus "debauchery" doesn't mean "lack of self control". The greek word "asotia" literally means "unsavedness".

    I believe you're missing the spiritual truth. The two principles which should probably guide us on this matter are :

    “Do you not understand? Nothing that enters a man from the outside can defile him, because it does not enter his heart, but it goes into the stomach and then is eliminated.” (Thus all foods are clean.)
    20He continued: “What comes out of a man, that is what defiles him. 21For from within the hearts of men come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22greed, wickedness, deceit, debauchery, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness. 23All these evils come from within, and these are what defile a man.” (Mark 7:18-23)

    And also :

    "I have the right to do anything," you say–but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything"–but not everything is constructive." (1 Corinthians 10:23)

    PS : I am a former Jehovah's Witness, and to be honest, this videos sounds a lot like what you can read in the Watchtower magazines or hear at their meetings. I'm really surprised by your legalistic approach.

  8. I've always appreciated your teaching Bruxy, but this is just way off and completely misunderstands the topic. You have merely bought into the modern demonization of a God given herb and medicine. Very disappointing.

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