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Medical Marijuana? [message #9643] Sat, 03 August 2013 05:00 Go to next message
Gary  is currently offline Gary
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David Wilkerson predicted that marijuana would one day be legal in America, at the time it seemed very farfetched. Now we see Illinois is joining other states in legalizing medical marijuana.

Its just a matter of time that it will be legal for recreational use. But if medical science approves it who is going to argue with that?

I do not feel this is a good step for this country to take the broad path just keeps getting broader.

Anyway I was just surprised when I saw this article:

http://www.wthitv.com/dpp/news/national/Illinois-governor-si gns-medical-marijuana-bill

Gary


Re: Medical Marijuana? [message #9644 is a reply to message #9643 ] Sat, 03 August 2013 07:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well I'm no David Wilkerson, but I too thought marijuana would be legal in America, and I thought it would have happened years ago.(around 1972 one of the presidental canidates <George McGovern> was for legalizing it) And not just legal for medical purposes but legal across the board, just as alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs are legal. This isn't an endorsement of marijuana because if it were left up to me there'd be no alcohol or tobacco...but alas, it's not up to me. Rolling Eyes Smile And the world breathed a sigh of relief. LOL

I certainly don't think putting people in jail for years for smoking pot is justice, nor do I think it benefits society...rather it cost the taxpayers tons of money to house and feed those horrible criminals. Just how hypocrital can a society get? Some drugs are deemed fine (alcohol/tobacco)and are accepted without question, yet others (marijuana) are considered taboo...Sheeez!


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Re: Medical Marijuana? [message #9645 is a reply to message #9644 ] Sun, 04 August 2013 03:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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james wrote on Sat, 03 August 2013 07:25

Well I'm no David Wilkerson, but I too thought marijuana would be legal in America, and I thought it would have happened years ago.(around 1972 one of the presidental canidates <George McGovern> was for legalizing it) And not just legal for medical purposes but legal across the board, just as alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs are legal. This isn't an endorsement of marijuana because if it were left up to me there'd be no alcohol or tobacco...but alas, it's not up to me. Rolling Eyes Smile And the world breathed a sigh of relief. LOL

I certainly don't think putting people in jail for years for smoking pot is justice, nor do I think it benefits society...rather it cost the taxpayers tons of money to house and feed those horrible criminals. Just how hypocrital can a society get? Some drugs are deemed fine (alcohol/tobacco)and are accepted without question, yet others (marijuana) are considered taboo...Sheeez!


I just read a story where D.L.Moody was preaching against cigar smoking in the pulpit. After the meeting Spurgeon who was setting in the congregation and who was a known cigar smoker went up to the pulpit and told D.L.Moody, if you lay down the "fork" I'll lay down the cigars. Moody was very overweight.

I'm not endorsing anything either or implying anything from what you stated but just sharing some thoughts. With anything I think it's a matter of self control. Don't want to open that can of worms either. LOL

But I do agree with the law situation. We just passed a law in Indiana that felony charges are being dropped if it concerned marijuana and people are given a fresh start. With that said we have the strictest laws of anybody and the State government said, they plan on keeping them on the books. Like anything that can change.

From the standpoint of legalization for recreational use I see this as a tool of the devil. Why? Basically because this is a mind altering drug even if used in a small amount.

Things sure have changed from when we were teenagers.

Morals were thrown out the window with the bath water. People living together out of wedlock is common place. Different Christians I have talked to see nothing wrong with gay marriage. Children (teens and tweens), are encouraged to be involved in sexual behavior while parents look the other way. I know of a number of kids living together in the parents home while still in school. Add to this small list the legalization of pot and you have a society that is going over the brink.

It makes you wonder how much time do we literally have left before its all brought to a close. I heard years ago that the cup of iniquity in America was completely full. I guess now its overflowing the edges like Niagara Falls.

Gary





Re: Medical Marijuana? [message #9646 is a reply to message #9645 ] Sun, 04 August 2013 06:48 Go to previous message
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Alanbook wrote on Sun, 04 August 2013 03: I heard years ago that the cup of iniquity in America was completely full. I guess now its overflowing the edges like Niagara Falls.

Gary



Yep! I've thought many times that "the cup of iniquity" must be a very large cup cause it seems like iniquity abounds like never before...but what'da I know!


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