Biblical evidence to support 44
Dear Editor:I’ve enjoyed reading progressive articles about cannabis (kaneh bosm/marijuana) lately in The Aspen Times but can’t get Shelley Evans’ letter (“Facts about Amendment 44,” Sept. 30) out of my mind. Evans is out of touch with reality on every government-parroted reefer-madness point. Example: Marijuana cannot contain more cancer-causing chemicals than tobacco smoke, since there isn’t one dead body to prove it in over 5,000 years of documented use. Tobacco kills over 1,000 Americans daily.One reason to support Amendment 44, re-legalizing the plant cannabis (kaneh bosm/marijuana) that doesn’t get mentioned is because it is biblically correct since Christ God our Father indicates he created all the seed-bearing plants saying they are all good, on literally the very first page (see Genesis 1:11-12 and 29-30). The only biblical restriction placed on cannabis is that it be accepted with thankfulness (see 1 Timothy 4:1-5).It’s time to stop caging humans for using what God says is good.Stan WhiteDillon, Colo.
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