Cumberland Times-News

January 29, 2014

Reasons for not punishing marijuana users can be found in the Scriptures

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— Democrats are smart embracing cannabis (marijuana) since every poll indicates the majority of voters want to end cannabis prohibition and regulate the plant (“Some Maryland Democrats hope to legalize, tax pot,” Jan. 20 Times-News, Page 1A).  

Another reason to re-legalize cannabis that doesn’t get mentioned is because it is Biblically correct since God created all the seed-bearing plants saying they’re all good on literally the very first page of the Bible (“And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good,” Genesis 1:12, KJV).

A sane or moral argument to continue punishing and caging humans for using cannabis simply doesn’t exist.

Stan White

Dillon, Colo.