What a mockery. By now you have heard of the International Church of Cannabis which celebrated its grand opening on April 20th. At 4:20 pm the church held a private ceremony where invited members were allowed to light up and smoke -- 420 is doper slang for marijuana.
Lighting up is one of the sacraments of the church. One man who traveled from England to participate said, "I don’t think marijuana is spiritual — I know it is. The plant returns us to our shamanistic roots, before spirituality was stolen by religion.”
The church adheres to no specific practice except for the use of marijuana.
Elevation Ministries operates the church -- a renovated, 113-year-old house of worship located in Denver, Colorado. A state amendment to ban pot smoking in church was quickly shot down.
Here's the thing. Marijuana is illegal by federal law. I expect we will see the Trump Administration cracking down on states that have decriminalized, or legalized marijuana consumption.
As a Christian I believe that Colorado, for example, is in violation of the law. People say to me, "Where is your compassion?"
See, this is what happens when people surrender to the deception. We're not talking about compassion. We're talking about people who want to get high.
Since 1985 the FDA has approved dronabinol for the treatment of nausea and lack of appetite in patients with cancer, or AIDS.
The active ingredient is THC -- tetrahydrocannabinol is concentrated in the marijuana plant.
The pill form can be legally prescribed. It has proven efficacy -- lasting up to five hours. It is cheaper ($15 - $30 per month) and can replace dangerous opioids for the management of chronic pain.
What is it missing? The Rocky Mountain high.
This is the reality. A 24-year-old skateboarder twists his ankle, gets a prescription for marijuana, and sits at home with a stash of munchies to enjoy his legal buzz. In the old days he would have had to buy a bag on the street, and risk getting caught by the police.
The liberals (and dopers) pushed the compassionate mantra until society relented. This was never about an elderly patient with a terminal illness, but about the legalization of marijuana.
Doctors could legally prescribe a pill for dying patients, but this wasn't about taking a pill. It was about the experience of rolling the weed, passing the joint, and getting stoned.
The Colorado representative who sponsored the bill to ban pot smoking in church said that the cannabis church was an offense to religious people everywhere.
Frankly, I'm stupefied at the decline of our moral standards. It is an alarming downward trend, but to be expected when a nation rejects God.