Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Sermon Warning Against Marijunana/Cannabis? Seriously?

Well my emotions got the best of me again today.  And it is not even dinner time!  You see, last night our plumbing went out, again.  We had a flood in our garage, again, and everything is stopped up.  We had brand new external plumbing put in last summer after owning our home for just 1.5 months.  The previous owners (a pastor none-the-less) did not disclose that the pipes in the back yard had collapsed.  So we had our entire yard dug up, cement torn up, and new pipes put in…all during a deployment.  We are still fixing the walls and fixtures that were broken due to the pressure back up that caused a sewage back up throughout a portion of our home.  So why is it still backing up?  Your guess is as good as mine and our home warranty company has nobody that is available to come help us so we have to keep calling back every two hours to see if they have found someone yet….

So to escape this and to worship the Lord and focus my eyes and heart on HIM and HIS PLANS instead of Hospice, and seizures, and all that has transpired in the past week we eagerly sought refuge at our church.  It is one of many churches that we have bounced around to since we have been in Oklahoma and it is one of two that we really love.  The one that is right across the street from us is fabulous and close.  However, the one that we went to today is much farther away but has a room specially for special needs and medically fragile children.  The caregivers are trained, the room is sanitized and safe, and the church loves and welcomes God's special children in an active and purposeful way.  But today I went to church wounded and raw really seeking the atmosphere of understanding that comes with such a purposeful ministry.  Avagrace loves going to this church and I love to see her socially involved and safe.

When the worship time was over we sat down and the pastor began to talk.  He went over a few announcements and told use that about next weeks sermon.  He said something along these lines.

Next week we will be focusing on Proverbs, and specifically the verses that tell us not to get drunk with wine and we will be equating that with pot or marijuana or whatever you want to call it.  But even though the Bible does not say anything specifically about pot we can gather that we are not meant to be using a drug that makes us high much like we are not supposed to be drunk.

So, when he was done it was the meet and greet time.  I took that moment to ask the pastor if I could talk to him before next weeks sermon because this is a topic that hits very close to home.  He said that he would mention that there are some cases where medical marijuana is ok but that medical marijuana is also a crutch or excuse for people who just want to use it to get high.  He said that He understands that I have a different position but that he encouraged me to look at it from a Biblical perspective.  (notice there are no quotes because I cannot remember his exact words but that this is the just of the conversation).  When I was done talking to him I thanked him for hearing me out but when I sat down with Brendan the tears just began to flow.

We have left a church because they said that the Bible teaches that seizures are demonic possession and that we needed to pray over our daughter more, anoint her with oils, cast out this evil spirit, etc.  We also left a church that said that Avagrace is struggling because we have unconfessed sin and that if we would just repent from whatever it was, she would be healed.  Lastly, we have been told that she is struggling with this because she was conceived out of wed-lock and this is a curse.  So hearing one more pastors judgement on our daughter or her treatment was just something that I could not handle today.  We left church and even though I am still curious to hear what he has to say I cannot help but share a few things that I have learned in my studies on this topic.

First and foremost while the Bible speaks about not getting drunk with wine, Jesus also turns water to wine and serves wine to many.  He tells us to drink it in remembrance of him, and to do so frequently (i.e. communion).  Even if you were to argue that he turned water into grape juice there was no refrigeration back then, so grape juice would ferment and be wine in as little as a few days.

Secondly, the Bible says: Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food." Gen 1:29

Genesis 9:3 - Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

Genesis 1:11 - And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

And then there is this verse, 


Exodus 30:23 - Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred [shekels], and of sweet cinnamon half so much, [even] two hundred and fifty [shekels], and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty [shekels],


This verse is very intriguing because there are several camps of people who believe that "sweet calamus" is referring to "cannabis."  Some of those camps are activists for the legalization of Marijuana that appear as "hippies" or "pot-heads"  but some of those are biblical scholars who are merely studying entomology of words and scripture.  Call it what you will, the Bible clearly states that all seed bearing plants were created by God for our use and that they were not strictly for communion or health but also for "joys."   

Yet the simple joys of drinking were also sung. He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man and oil to make his face to shineth. (Psalm 104:14-15)

The one argument that is trumps all of this is that it is illegal.  And the Bible is very clear that you should obey the laws of your land.  There are many examples when God would move His people if they were oppressed or in a land that had laws prohibiting His children from using His creation and gifts.  So if you are in a state/country that says it is illegal, well then it is illegal and you can't just break the law because God says it is ok…..this point I agree with. 

However, the continual speaking out against a plant that God created, that has proven healing properties, and is no more dangerous than over the counter medications (and is in fact more dangerous than some over the counter medications) needs to stop.  If we do not educate ourselves and others on the truth behind this plant it will never be available for those that need it and there will always be someone who is dying because they do not have access to natural-healthy-organic-God-given-plants.  

Can you imagine if aloe were illegal because someone found a way to abuse it?  What would we do when we get sunburned?  What if poppy seeds were illegal because people found ways to overdose on them and get the affects of the medicines made from them i.e.  percocet/oxcodone/hydrocodone and other narcotic pain medicines that are widely overused in this country…Or what if coffee beans were illegal because of the caffeine that is so highly addictive and can cause heart attacks, anger, agitation, etc etc….

Using scriptures as generalizations without understanding what it is you are talking about is a very dangerous thing.  Believing that "Pot" is such a terrible psycho active drug that according to "Nancy Grace-causes people to kill whole families" is so incredibly ignorant.  If someone is so addicted to "pot" that they "wipe out whole families" there is obviously something laced with that pot or some other drug involved because the rest of the research does not match what she is saying.  Unless of course she is reading the research that is funded by the DEA, prisons, private prison systems, and the law makers that have a vendetta against this medicinal herb.  What we need to do is to stop spreading ignorance and start teaching the proper way to use Marijuana.  Obviously smoking causes diseases of the lungs.  Mixing alcohol with narcotics and sleep medicines can be fatal….on the same note, mixing certain drugs with cannabis/pot/marijuana is not a good idea.  

Also, saying that pot/marijuana is addictive is a moot point.  Anything has the potential of being addictive if you do not use caution and moderation.  If we want to go back to the Bible for this one, there are numerous scriptures about food being addictive.  People can even become addicted to exercise.  But who is to say that this is a bad thing?  Well, if we are looking at it from a scriptural stand-point we remember in 1 Timothy 4:8 God tells us that "For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come."  You see, it is all about moderation.

Sharing any of the false information that has circulated our countries education system and political agenda without doing the proper research and understanding the different properties of the marijuana plant is just furthering the ignorance, fear, and lemming-mentality in our society against a plant that can cure cancers, epilepsy, and various other conditions that otherwise have no other treatment options.  

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  1. We hear your heart and your pain in dealing with this and Avagrace. For us, our burden right now is terminal cancer. It also sounds like in the past you've had a lot of people from within the "church" give you very UN-biblical advice. That is truly sad, I feel blessed, we've never had that. However, after being in the medical and complimentary medicine field for over 20 years I think some folks are feeding you some very UN-scientific advice. Cannabis(MJ) is no more a cure for cancer than dandelions. Don't get me wrong, "modern" science very infrequently has a cure with medicines or chemo. Surgery is usually the best shot. But, it's a fantasy dream to think that just because God made a plant and it is natural that it will be healthful to you, either in prevention or in treatment. Don't try to read into a Bible passage what you want it to say, you'll miss the beauty of why God really put it there. Your two quotes from Genesis were before the fall- a lot of things changed in God's creation after that. There are plenty of natural plants you don't want to eat! Unsuspecting things like cyanide in apple seeds all the way to ones known for centuries to be poisonous like wolfsbane and John Crow bead, that can kill you. God doesn't expect us to eat those! On the other hand you won't find anything man has made that is as healthful as what God has given us in simple things like blueberries. And in addition to great tasting fruits, other plants definitely have healing properties or components that can heal, but let's not fool ourselves by thinking they all make penicillin. MJ certainly has medicinal properties. It can also make you act in a way where you are NOT controlled by the Holy Spirit- same as alcohol can (but doesn't have to) either way you are not sober minded (Eph 5:18) and therefore an easy pawn for Satan to manipulate. I think anything that can be medically beneficial, even if just for a small segment of people, should be obtainable. However, I'm not unaware of the problems that come along with that. MJ and narcotics are both helpful in people with pain. But both generate a huge population that abuse them. Talk to some of the Colorado docs who were constantly dealing with patients who wanted to get their card (to be allowed to get the MJ) and came in with stories of migraines, chronic pain and chronic nausea. Those are 3 things you can't get a blood test for, measure on an EEG or take a picture of to prove- so they just had to "believe" the patients, who would do the same as what many do with narcotics- just go buy it and party. I don't know how to separate the wheat from the chaff there, but it has to be thought about, or we will just extend the drug problems we already have, not fix them. As a Christian, I think glorifying God is our most important purpose while here. I can't do that drunk or stoned (by the way, many people drink just a small amount because they like the taste, illegal MJ smokers don't do it for the taste, they want the high). However, chemo and narcotics to try and control cancer pain doesn't afford the highest of cognitive skills either, so they pose a little dilemma, which I find people rarely consider. So, I think you are right to go after what your beautiful daughter may need, but don't throw your pastor under the bus because he doesn't interpret scripture just the way you do. Be teachable and very wary about what you learn via the internet. I'm not really buying the vast conspiracy theories about the government secretly coercing all of us. They've never demonstrated that much organization in things they DO take credit for...
    think about it.

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    1. I have come back to your comment very often and I have to say that I do not like my first response very much. More and More research is coming out and it is good. I absolutely am not using fake internet information. I will include a large list of National Institute for Health pear reviewed scientific studies that you can read at your leisure. I also want to point out that recently they have found that MMJ can heal bones and reverse osteoporosis. This plant is only addictive in the sense that people like the way that it makes them feel. Sure there will be partiers that want it just like anything else, but it is not to the extreme that the media portrays. Moreover MMJ is not actually a party "high" drug. You will get much more stoned off of seizure meds, ADHD drugs, anxiety drugs etc. People want MMJ because it makes them feel better and plenty of people love it for the taste and smell just as people do wine. The government is organized enough to cover the bums and buy a patent for it (you can look up the patent or I can find it for you) because they know the medical benefit and have for decades. Israel is the leading medicine community using MMJ to CURE PTSD, Cancer-yes Cancer and you can see that on the NIH website, Intractable epilepsy and others. And it isn't just singling out the CBD it is the whole plant use and the many beneficial chemicals within this plant that work together to target a large variety of health concerns. Biblically speaking there are tons of scriptures referencing a miraculous plant that will heal the sick. God made plants for a reason. Sure there is the argument of some plants are poisonous. But even bad things work together for his good. However, if you read the actual research and not go off of the assumptions of it being a stoner drug or a "Cheech and Chong" "Stoners" or whatever other movies they have made making fun of the plant you will be able to see the good that God has given us in this plant. Just like our grandmothers generation was taught that homemade formula or store bought formula in my parents generation was healthier than breast milk. It is often found that natural is best. Here is the list for your reading, as I would never be ok with giving a medicine to my child, especially one that has been taught to me as evil, causing forgetfulness, etc without doing a ton of research over the past several years. My problem is when people use the stigma and stereotype as an actual argument. The government use to prescribe cigarettes. They are very organized when they want to be and they are responsible for the lies that have created many drug awareness/warning programs for kids that are not based in true research but research looking for a specific result-which is absolutely not science. In fact if you go to the NIH they will tell you that they have been wrong.

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    2. NOW the problem that we have with "street drug MMJ" is that it is dirty, grown by people who do not know what they are doing, who are not botanists, chemists, pharmacists, doctors etc. They do not know to look under a high powered microscope to look for mites, bugs, mold. They simply package it all and sell it. It then goes through many hands who may add or detract from it and it is not pure or safe and usually laced with stuff to fill the bag and get more money for their illegal practice. This is how we get the statistics of bad medicine. If you had people who do not have a medical/science background creating chemo drugs do you really think that they would be safe? No. But because the government is divided and afraid to fight for the truth lest they loose supporters from extremists who do not even know how to read a medical/peer review journal article they put their tale between their legs. They do not know how to get the men off death row from crimes involving only marijuana (many many cases of people with just marijuana charges and not other drugs and sometimes even small amounts being made examples and spending life in prison or loosing their life over it) So the government does not know how they would free people with Marijuana charges, or decriminalize it with so many people assuming it is a horrible thing. There is one more thing you should watch. On youtube there is a show that was filmed and aired in Great Britain. It was testing people driving after they had small then slowly increased to very intense above the legal limits of MMJ in their system. They were testing their abilities compared to those who drive under the influence of alcohol. Red wine has some health benefits, no other alcoholic beverage does. Just like people like the taste of cigars and the calming affect of nicotine/tobacco, people enjoy the taste of weed. So here are the articles from the national institute of health and I will gladly share the article on bone healing if you cannot find it from googling it. But please do not assume that I am reading false information from the internet as research, especially when it comes to the life of my children, is something that I am both passionate about and very thorough. Cannabis Proof in next comment as I am out of room.

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    3. Over 100 clinical studies (just at the NIH) thousands of studies from all over the world have been in favor and showing amazing results on so many different conditions. All that I am speaking of (and that outweigh any study that may show harmful affects by more than 85% of all studies!! So these show cannabis curing virtually every illness known to man in the National Institution of Health/US Medical Library Data base.. (same as above) They say the scientific evidence isn't there... Anyone want to argue this, click on author information on any link..
      Cannabis kills Tumor cells: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1576089http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20090845http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/616322 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/19480992http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15275820 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/16818650http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17952650 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/16616335http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16624285 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/17675107http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14617682 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/16893424http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15026328
      Cannabis Cures Colorectal Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/17583570
      Cannabis Cures Uterine, Testicular, and Pancreatic Cancers: http://www.cancer.gov/…/c…/cannabis/healthprofessional/page4 Cannabis-derived substances in cancer therapy and anti-tumour properties: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20925645
      Cannabis Cures Brain Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11479216
      Cannabis Cures Mouth and Throat Cancer:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20516734
      Cannabis Cures Breast Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/18025276http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21915267 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/18454173http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16728591http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9653194
      Cannabis Cures Lung Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm…/pubmed/22198381…http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21097714?dopt=Abstract
      Cannabis Cures Prostate Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12746841?dopt=Abstracthttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339795/…http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22594963 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/10570948http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19690545
      Cannabis Cures Blood Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/16908594
      Cannabis Cures Skin Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/19608284
      Cannabis Cures Liver Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21475304
      Cannabis Cures Cancer in General: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/15313899http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20053780 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/19589225http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12182964 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/12723496http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16250836http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17237277
      Cannabinoids in intestinal inflammation and cancer: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442536…
      Cannabis use and cancer of the head and neck: Case-control study: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2277494
      Cannabis THC at high doses in area, inhibits cholangiocarcinoma cancer: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916793… CB2 cannabinoid receptors as a novel therapy to treat malignant lymphoblastic disease http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21115947
      Marijuana kills cancer cells: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/16835997 http://cancer.gov/…/p…/cam/cannabis/healthprofessional/page4
      Cannabis Treatment in Leukemia: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/16754784http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15454482 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/14692532
      Cannabinoids and the immune system: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11854771

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    4. again, this is only the tip of the iceberg. You can even look up crime rates and "marijuana related death/accidents/addictions from Amsterdam who has had it leagal for as long as I have been alive....just to let you know, no death has ever been ruled from the effects of Marijuana, there is also not a physical addiction to the plant whatsoever, just a mental addiction similar to those addicted to sugar, or a favorite food that gives them euphoria from feeling happy about it. There have not even been deaths caused by MMJ if there was a car accident with a person having it their system. Yet each year drunk drivers kill droves of people across our globe. I do appreciate your comment. I have thought about it and prayed about it a lot, obviously it is quite a while later. But a Pastor saying it is not Holy or not Biblical when he would never preach on the effects of steroids/pain meds/narcotics/ADHD meds and other major mind-altering medicines, but will pick out Marijuana without looking at the research is jumping on the band wagon of conservative ostriches with their heads in the sand going off of what they have been taught for years and years. I am a conservative and it is so sad to me to see that people would rather be a lemming following the other conservatives than to think for themselves and study the Word, and study the true FACTS about a plant that God created for our good. The same could be said for Moderates/Liberals or any group that cares more for what their party expects than learning for themselves from true research and not the influence of others online as you thought I may have been following. As for conspiracy theories, why are tons of our government employees and legislators working with Monsanto a genetically modified agricultural nightmare that is filling our food with very bad ingredients and is a huge investor in political races? Why is the food that is bad for your the easiest and cheapest to buy and why are we importing fruits and vegetables while exporting our own?

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    5. On that same note-as it is connected-why are pharmaceutical companies also BIG money donators to politicians along with medical insurance companies. Why would they rather give us tons of drugs that are in our earth in our drinking water no matter how "filtered" it is, and why are there so many ingredients from pesticides, beauty products, food ingredients found in tumors. These ingredients and these practices are banned in the majority of other countries as they know that poison is poison and if you slowly take poison you spend more on pharmaceuticals who spend more on politicians etc. Our government is corrupt. Conspiracy theory or not there are a lot of facts and they are sickening. Look at our tax dollars going to planned parenthood who was just caught on tape admitting to selling late-term aborted fetus's (illegal) to harvest organs and sell them? If they claim it isn't a life but can harvest organs? And then the government, particularly the liberals and our president have said that this is a fabricated smear campaign and not the PP person real voice. That is ridiculous and just another example of the government being organized when their pockets matter and feeding us lies when the truth is staring us in the face. I really could go on but I am obviously giving you a ton of info. But I absolutely do not want you to believe that I am falling for a "crowd mentality" because when I first heard of giving my kid MMJ oil I was very angry about it thinking that parents were desperate or hippies, until I spent several years researching it. Then being terrified of what my fellow Christians would think when I stood up for the legalization of the whole plant of MMJ. Last thing I promise. Many of our medicines to include over the counter drugs like Tylenol have long term lethal affects on your kidneys and livers. MMJ has no long term (they have been studying this and using it for centuries) side affects other than strengthening your bones, protecting your brain, preventing and killing cancer, balancing your body against auto immune disorders, and helping both your metabolism and your immune system among countless other GOOD side affects. I would love to know if you have looked in to this, done research at the NIH or other reputable, non biased facilities like the world renowned leader of many medicines and plant based therapies in Israel and around the globe. Thank you again for your post.

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  2. Thank you for your reply. I agree with many of your points and I certainly wasn't throwing my pastor under the bus. However, people like the taste of cigarette and cigars and I know for a fact that many people love the sweet smell and taste of marijuana. There is also not always a high associated with marijuana. That depends on the ratio of THC. The memory loss factor comes from how the plant is ingested. Smoking kills brain cells, heating and inhaling burning marijuana via a blunt/joint whatever you want to call it affects the memory and brain cells. It is not a side effect for using in different ways. Just as Ackee (Jamaica's national fruit and part of their national dish) is poisonous depending on how you cook it and what parts of it that you eat. Lastly, even though Genesis was "before" all the scriptures are used in teaching us. While you are certainly correct that you cannot look into scripture to get what you want. That is not what I am doing. Who is to say that you cannot use wolfsbane? It is poisonous but if you put your gloves on and coat an arrow with it and then you throw that during hunting, you will have an ideal weapon. My point was using the plants as God says. Marijuana is illegal to grow, cultivate, use, touch in anyway. Moreover, cannabis is proven as a tumor killer. Cancerous or not. And the FDA owns a patent on it because of this fact. While I do not recommend someone to go off of all medicine and do their own thing. I am saying that as a true prescription medicine patients who have refused chemo and radiation have been cured with cannabis. If you would like to know the studies or the peer-reviews articles that teach about this I will see what I can do. Also the side effects from Oxycotin and Oxycodone and the like are far more dangerous and far more addictive than marijuana.

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    1. So if we fear people being addicted or having a drug problem, I have a kid that is addicted to medicines and who literally has to titrate up and down over a period of months before we can stop it and start a new medicine just hoping that it will then take care of her seizures. I am most caught up on your statement that alcohol can make you act without the holy spirit but marijuana doesn't give you that freedom? I highly disagree. Not to mention that the more people drink the greater a tolerance they develop. And the braver they become to do things that are illegal, like drying under the influence etc…You can choose to "smoke pot" without getting any high at all…..I am happy to hear my pastors sermon and I respect his opinions. But as a person who leads a very large congregation it is very hard to stomach the negative and false propaganda that does not come from scriptures (not saying that he did that) but some of the things you said above are very propaganda driven. I also find it curious that you choose to remain anonymous in your comments. Lastly, the government had GREAT organization in the steeling, transporting, and selling of slaves. They had great organization in the prohibition of alcohol. They had great organization in the teaching kids in schools that families are families no matter what your definition of family is. They also showed great organization in the need for the FDA to approve medicines drugs, food additives that can make you sick and are outlawed in many other country but legal here that force us to use medicines that keep the food and drug administration hot on the next man-made drug. There is plenty of government conspiracy and plenty of government secrets. What we listen to is a journalists opinion or a news agency's perspective. When you get down to the basic research, when you pray and ask for answers, when you search your soul, your mind, and the mind of the medical professionals that you know and trust. When you speak to people in other countries, and educate yourself on nutrition, health, and nature, I think you will be amazed at how awesome God's world really is, until us humans take it and distort it and manipulate it, and don't follow his leading in the way in which this part of creation should be used. The very last thing that I want to say is that you mentioned the doctors in colorado whom were being barraged by people who clearly just wanted a medical license to use (which is odd since it is legal without medical need) There will always be hypochondriacs, people struggling with addiction (from shopping, to sugar, to cigarettes, to alcohol, etc) and if you are looking at it from this frame of mind. MMJ is far less dangerous than alcohol, cigarettes (unless it is smoked), and even sugar. I do appreciate your dialog and hope that you can appreciate my dialog back.

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  3. Sure, I would love to read the articles you have that shows marijuana cures tumors. I will give you an honest opinion about whether I think it's "real" science or not. I'm all for anything that cures , it doesn't have to be made by God it can be made by man. However, I tend to trust God more! I stay anonymous to protect others as well as keep a political situation from developing. I hope that doesn't bother you - I still pray for you and Avagrace.

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    1. I do not mind, I understand. And I hope you know I am only sharing what I know in hopes of helping, not to argue. Hence me taking a lot of time to compile that which I lost in our house fire so that I could be thorough. The newest study that showed MMJ healing bones, well that was so amazing and I literally thought it was a joke but I love research and true pear reviewed scientific research and found the study and several articles that did similar studies. I do not have them listed right now but can if you want. Also, please look up the scriptures on the "plant" that God created for medicine that would be a healing for all ailments etc. I am not quoting the Bible because I typically only have people interested in the Science side of it but I have to go from both sides because, well, that is who I am. Here is a list of some of the articles only done at the National Institute of Health (government run despite government propaganda against MMJ despite them owning a patent on it for its Neuro Protecting abilities etc. Over 100 clinical studies of cannabis curing countless medical conditions in the National Institution of Health/US Medical Library Data base...They say the scientific evidence isn't there but this is just the tip of the iceberg! It will be below as it takes up all the characters allowed.

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    2. Cannabis kills Tumor cells: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1576089http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20090845http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/616322 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/19480992http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15275820 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/16818650http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17952650 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/16616335http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16624285 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/17675107http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14617682 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/16893424http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15026328
      Cannabis Cures Colorectal Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/17583570
      Cannabis Cures Uterine, Testicular, and Pancreatic Cancers: http://www.cancer.gov/…/c…/cannabis/healthprofessional/page4 Cannabis-derived substances in cancer therapy and anti-tumour properties: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20925645
      Cannabis Cures Brain Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11479216
      Cannabis Cures Mouth and Throat Cancer:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20516734
      Cannabis Cures Breast Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/18025276http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21915267 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/18454173http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16728591http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9653194
      Cannabis Cures Lung Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm…/pubmed/22198381…http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21097714?dopt=Abstract
      Cannabis Cures Prostate Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12746841?dopt=Abstracthttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339795/…http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22594963 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/10570948http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19690545
      Cannabis Cures Blood Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/16908594
      Cannabis Cures Skin Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/19608284
      Cannabis Cures Liver Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21475304
      Cannabis Cures Cancer in General: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/15313899http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20053780 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/19589225http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12182964 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/12723496http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16250836http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17237277
      Cannabinoids in intestinal inflammation and cancer: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442536…
      Cannabis use and cancer of the head and neck: Case-control study: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2277494
      Cannabis THC at high doses in area, inhibits cholangiocarcinoma cancer: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916793… CB2 cannabinoid receptors as a novel therapy to treat malignant lymphoblastic disease http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21115947
      Marijuana kills cancer cells: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/16835997 http://cancer.gov/…/p…/cam/cannabis/healthprofessional/page4
      Cannabis Treatment in Leukemia: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/16754784http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15454482 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/www.ncbi.nlm.…/pubmed/14692532
      Cannabinoids and the immune system: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11854771

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  4. I am Amanda from Texas USA,my son was suffering from this devilish disease called epilepsy when i heard about how cannabis oil have been curing this disease i decided giving it a trial,i saw an article on how cancer centre London provides cannabis oil so i contacted them via email londoncancercentre@gmail.com and within 5days the cannabis oil was delivered to my address and apart from that he gave me instructions on how to use the oil. My son is now free and no longer an epileptic patient.To my greatest surprise this cannabis oil works like a magic.

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    1. That is amazing and I am so glad to hear of your success! While hemp oil (cannabis with less than 3% THC in it) is finally legal in our super conservative state of Oklahoma, it has always been federally legal and you can buy it in health food stores, it is not quite here yet. They will be doing a medical trial and my daughter may be in it. BUT because of her condition she will need more THC and this state has a long way to go before accepting the facts and allowing the typically needed 5-7 or so percent to really kick the seizures. Thank you for sharing! I am so happy for you and your son!!

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  5. my wife has been suffering from thyroid cancer which was confirmed to be stage four, the doctor told me there was little she could do since she wasn’t responding to treatment but my brother in law came to our rescue by ordering this hemp oil from Mama Alisha Luramedicals which he said has been helping some patient fight against cancer of various types so we decided to give it a chance, so far my wife is improving perfectly very well and presently she can walk around the house all by herself. I felt its necessary i let others who are suffering from this acute disease that once you have a good hemp oil it can really give one a sound second chance of living. if you happen to be in need of this hemp oil you can contact the foundation who supplied my brother in law with this email: getyourexbacksolutionspell@gmail.com her website is http://weeblyalishaluraspell.weebly.com/available-spells.html

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    1. Thank you so much for your help! One of the reasons we have not been able to start hemp oil is because the reputable medically trained provider we know charges hundreds for one little bottle but our daughter would need a dosage requiring 2 to 2.5 bottles per month!!! There is no way we could afford that especially with all we have been dealing with over the past few years. I will definitely look into this company, thank you again for sharing!!

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