Can Christianity and Cannabis co-exist? I am a Christian, is it okay for me to use Medical Marijuana? What will my Christian friends think if I use Medical Cannabis? With Easter right around the corner, we thought it important to talk about Christianity and Cannabis. For a Believer, or anyone who has grown up in a morally conservative environment, the idea of using Marijuana for medicine can be a hard thing to wrap their mind around. In our lifetime, mainstream American culture, as well as Christian culture, has looked at Marijuana use as something that is only bad for you. Opponents say it is a gateway drug, the devil’s weed, the devil’s lettuce, the devil’s smokestick—that the only reason to use marijuana is to get high, it will kill you, it is harmful, it is addictive, that only potheads use Marijuana, it is only for the hippie culture, and even more outrageous claims. Claims like it will turn you into a zombie person, a flat person, cause you to want to make a hat out of ground beef; the ridiculous claims and absurd propaganda go on and on. This is what many of us have been taught to believe.
Where to Start
Most Christians will feel absolutely clueless about using Medical Cannabis for medicine and they will struggle with the stigma, embarrassment, guilt, and/or shame. They will feel alone—mainly because they don’t want to tell anyone that they are medicating with Cannabis. And why is that? We genuinely believe it is because we don’t know the truth. Could we just truthfully examine what we are dealing with here? The Cannabis plant was created by God and He said it was good.
Genesis 1:11-12: And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good
Did you know God created this plant with all 21 amino acids our bodies require? Until Prohibition in 1937, Cannabis was in our food supply, our daily diet even, as it was being fed to livestock! Cannabis is high in much-desired fatty acids, such as: Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9, and GLA. It is also very high in proteins, which contain every amino acid, high in fiber, aiding an animal’s digestive system, and it is a good source of minerals, such as: Copper, Iron, Boron, Manganese, Nitrogen and Zinc. Perhaps another day we can discuss and examine what this banishment from our food supply has done to the health of Americans.
There are some people that abuse Cannabis. YES! Some do… But we challenge you – can you please name something that our AMAZING and HOLY God has created that humanity has not perverted and/or abused?? The answer to that question is a resounding NO. That fact does not give license to abuse it, God’s word is clear.
1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
1 Peter 4:7, “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.”
Being sober minded and self-controlled should be a priority for a Believer. It is what God asks of us and our obedience is worship and brings Him glory! Cannabis can absolutely be used within the confines of sober mindedness and self-control. That is called dosing. Just like with any medication, you take several certain amounts throughout the day to achieve a health goal – that certain amount is the amount that will help solve your health concern while keeping you safe, sober minded, and in control. Cannabis is the same. We can use this plant for what it was created for and how it was intended to be used—in our diet to treat illness and pain naturally with NO side effects. It can also be refined into a variety of commercial items, including: paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed. You would be hard pressed to find another God given plant that has this much to offer by way of provision. It literally provides everything we need to survive. That is not accidental, that is intentional and is provided to us by a loving God who promises to give us everything we need to live an abundant life.
Beginning my Cannabis Journey as a Christian
All of this to say, we believe the answer is yes! Christianity and Marijuana can co-exist. Yes! It is ok for you to use Medical Cannabis if you are a Christian. What will my Christian friends think if you use Medical Cannabis? We don’t know, but here is the thing, that is not up to you and you cannot control someone’s response. Focus on what you can control and what is true. Medical Cannabis is a good, natural, and medical option for your health concerns. Find support, encouragement and help, you don’t have to navigate this journey of health, healing
and wellness on your own! Our founder Jennifer Hawkins is here to help you find your way with Medical Cannabis from overcoming the stigma to helping you with dosing through a Patient Care Consultation. To schedule an appointment, reach out to our patient line (301) 778-HAWK(4295) and ask to book a Patient Care Consultation!