Is the Use of Medical Cannabis Biblical?

Is the Use of Medical Cannabis Biblical?

David in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. CJCA. Hi. Hi Hank, how are ya? I’m good. I just wanted to tell you that I’ve been praying
for you each day and that I hope the Lord heals you and that His will be done in your
life. I just want to tell you that I appreciate
your ministry. Hm, thank you David. And so my question is so I actually have a
chemical imbalance that causes quite severe anxieties for me, and I also have severe sleep
apnea and the mixture of those two things aren’t too great. And so I actually have a legal prescription
from a doctor for medical marijuana. Now this marijuana that I’m using though – it
has absolutely zero psychoactive effects so there’s no higher altering of the mind or
anything like that; it’s just a very high CBD compound which is usually used for cancer
patients and people with anxiety and sleep issues – there isn’t really any mind-altering
or “high” effects so to speak from it. “Would that be biblically okay to take?” is
my question. Well look, I don’t think the Bible’s speaks
to this issue specifically, but let’s talk about it in principle. If this is the very best medication for your
particular condition, then I would not speak out against using that particular form of
medication. However, the little research that I have done
on this demonstrates that there are institutions that have looked into this. For example, the Glaucoma Research Foundation
argues that medical marijuana is less effective than other medicines. And they say that to date, no study has shown
that marijuana can lower the pressure in the eye better than any other current medicines
that are available. And so the actual data in this particular
field – the field of glaucoma – would say that there are better choices available. But again, if this is the best choice available,
I would have no argument with it. From a principled standpoint, I point out
that the legalization of medical marijuana in many states across the country – it’s kind
of depressing when you look at the numbers – has now morphed into the legalization of
recreational marijuana in states like Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the list
goes on. So there is a correlation between medical
marijuana as it is prescribed by doctors and what’s happening now with the legalization
with recreational marijuana. But again, all of that overridden by the first
thing that I said, and that is if this is the best possible medical solution to your
particular problem – in other words, after you have searched out all the possibilities
this is the best remedy, I don’t think that I would be speaking out against it, and the
Bible doesn’t speak out against this except in principle and the principle is that we
should be good stewards of both the physical and the metaphysical aspects of our humanity. Awesome. Amen, I appreciate that. I just want to make clear to I absolutely
do not agree whatsoever with people using it recreationally – to me I just don’t agree
with that at all, but as far as the very high CBD compound that they do give me, it’s literally
practically changed my life as far as anxiety and sleep apnea goes and before they had me
on a pharmaceutical called Lorazepam, which actually can be quite a deadly drug to come
off of because it’s quite habit-forming and so I found alternatives and this was one of
the alternatives and I found that it’s helped me beyond belief as far as these medical conditions
are concerned but I wanted to ask your opinion about that so I appreciate your answer. David, so much appreciated in terms of your
comments and the conversation in general. Bless you.

26 thoughts on “Is the Use of Medical Cannabis Biblical?

  1. Medications for anxiety have some substantial risks even supplements can have adverse effects. You can damage your liver and kidneys permanently. I have yet to hear of CBD having any adverse effects outside of the munchies. Anyone hear of any? Let me know.

  2. Cannabis is not a "Weed". Weed is just the street name for the plant. Also God gave man (Adam) Every plan on the earth for him to make use of it (Genesis 1:29). Also Why is taking Cannabis the lesser of Two evils? The bible says "All things are permissible " (1 Corinthians 10:23) So if it has not been outright prohibited in the bible the matter is strictly between you and God. Also, the bible talks positively aboout responsible fun/necessary consumption of alcohol, (1 Timothy 5:23, John 2:3-11, Psalm 104:15, Proverbs 31:6) so why can't marijuana be enjoyed responsibly? As far as safety goes It is impossible to overdose on Cannabis (Look it up) and alcohol kills people every day. To someone who says alcohol can be consumed recreationally why is Cannabis categorically different? Either way you slice it both are mild altering substances that need to be used responsibly to avoid adverse effects. Again I ask What is the difference?

  3. I'm glad you're on here this is a blessing and look forward to hearing from you brother Ken what is your next message going to be about?

    I don't agree with smoking marijuana let me make that clear!
    And if it's not getting him hi it's natural which means there are no harmful side effects and that is good!

  4. My brother there is some scripture related to this; all things are lawful unto me yet not all things are expedient, lest I be brought under the power of it!

    This brother is stating he doesn't get high from it therefore there's nothing that will influence him or bring him under the power thereof if that's true??
    What are your thoughts on this look forward to hearing from you God bless brother Ken.

  5. If marijuana in and of itself is sinful, then that would lead me to believe that caffeine and sugar is also sinful(which I do believe). But what about pesticides that you eat in your food? Those are drugs too.

  6. Enoch 25:1-7
    1. And he said unto me: 'Enoch, why dost thou ask me regarding the fragrance of the tree, and "why" dost thou wish to learn the truth?' Then I answered him "saying": 'I wish to
    know about everything, but especially about this tree.' And he answered saying: 'This high
    mountain "which thou hast seen", whose summit is like the throne of God, is His throne,
    where the Holy Great One, the Lord of Glory, the Eternal King, will sit, when He shall come down to visit the earth with goodness.

    4. And as for this fragrant tree no mortal is permitted to touch it till the great judgement, when He shall take vengeance on all and bring (everything) to its consummation for ever. It shall then be given to the righteous and holy.
    5. Its fruit shall be for food to the elect: it shall be transplanted to the holy place, to the temple
    of the Lord, the Eternal King.
    6. Then shall they rejoice with joy and be glad, And into the holy place shall they enter; And its fragrance shall be in their bones, And they shall live a long life on earth, Such as thy fathers lived: And in their days shall no sorrow or plague or torment or calamity touch them.'
    7. Then blessed I the God of Glory, the Eternal King, who hath prepared such things for the
    righteous, and hath created them and promised to give to them.

  7. I have "severe anxiety disorder" along with chemical imbalance in my brain and am on risperdone,citalopram, and gabapentin, at times when I use marijuana I feel so much better! I have struggled with wether it was a sin for me to use it or not. After reading some of the comments I realize that if I don't abuse it I will be ok. I wish I could get medicinal cannabis but its not legal in my state yet.

  8. I’ve recently begun to evaluate my life and part of this is my involvement with cannabis. While cannabis is not actually poisonous, it is actually a neuroprotector and we have endocannabinoids that are a vital part of our endocrine system, my current belief is that we should still strive to be sober minded. Drinking wine in moderation is not said to be a sin, but to drink to become drunk is. Also it is said in the Bible that all things are acceptable but not all things are beneficial. Today’s recreational cannabis is reaching upwards of 15-35% THC while concentrates can be upwards of +90% THC. The purpose of such highly concentrated cannabis is touted as a cleaner method to consume less smoke and recieve the “benefits”, but if your not suffering from cancer or a broken back I don’t believe you need to smoke such copious amounts of THC in the first place. The Bible said that we should not be “Ill without reason” (this is not an exact quote), but also to seek aid from stomach problems by “not just drinking water, but also a little wine”.

    As for myself I believed myself to be both a medicinal user and recreational user because my anxiety and OCD were relieved by cannabis, however I did take things to far as I would consume half a gram of concentrate or more in a day (approximately a palm full of flower worth, that’s quite a lot). So while I acknowledge there are benefits to cannabis and I also acknowledge the great potential for abuse.

    This leads me to CBD. The medical benefits of CBD far surpass the benefits of THC without the psychoactive affects. If I were to be having a panic attack and you gave me a choice between THC and CBD I would choose CBD, however a very small amount of THC makes the CBD work much better. This is why am asking you all for your biblical analysis on the use high CBD and low THC (flower with less than .3% THC, greater than 20% CBD). I am living fine without any cannabis high in THC, but just yesterday I had a painful headache (I believe it was from a small amount of wine I drank, less than a 1/4 glass of wine… I might be sentive to sulfates or I didn’t drink enough water and it was 13% alcohol by volume) and I used a CBD topical to relive the tension in my neck and was relived from my pain without even smoking. I have anxiety as I previously stated and use to use cannabis in copious amounts to cover up my anxiety by getting “stoned”, but now I would like to relive myself of my anxiety whithout getting “stoned”. I refuse to take pharmaceutical drugs a dive seen what it has done to family members and friends of mine.

    I can make high CBD low THC oil and consume this to manage pain and anxiety, along with topical creams and and I would like to provide the same relief to others. Some people are unable to be relived from very serious ailments like seizures and mental. My father is on lexapro and it sent him down a downward spiral. It made him lose his appetite and could not sleep and made him fixated on his problems and not handle as he use to… cannabis is able to do much more for him than the pharmaceutical drugs the doctors have him on.

    God has gifted me with a great skill set and my brain tells me that by using my skills and knowledge and focusing them on providing people with high CBD low THC products like topicals and oils to help people I could be doing a great service to society by getting people off damaging pharmaceuticals and mind warping high THC cannabis. I am appalled at times by how expensive many CBD products are and how this limits people like my father from using CBD purely because he can’t afford it (pharmaceutical drugs are free with insurance and THC flower is much cheaper and easier to acquire). If I could provide people who aren’t trying to get stoned, but seeking relief with affordable clean and affective medicine would this be in service to the lord? If wine can be used to qual stomach issues then why not high CBD low THC cannabis products? Should I stay away from cannabis entirely or would I be letting people down by not helping where I can?

    My cousin has severe mental disorders and he killed my aunt in a rage about a year or two ago. Before this happened they both asked me to help them grow CBD for my cousin because the medication made him ill and he didn’t like taking it where he received relief from CBD without the side affects but could not afford it. I felt so guilty for not helping them when I could have and now I’ve lost two family members and hopefully not a third to the insufficiencies of pharmaceutical drugs… (my aunt was a kind and caring person who loved the lord. God Bless her.)

    I am looking for a non biased biblical analysis because my heart truly believes there is good to come from CBD, but my anxiety is making me second guess myself and I seek guidance.

    I wan to serve the lord not myself, and if I can serve the lord by working with my hands and help people that would give me great pleasure. If there is any biblical evidence to support or discount the use of CBD please share this with me. I could care less about the money, I just want to do what is right in the lords eyes.

  9. Why doesn't anybody ask this question about Oxycontin ?

    & insisting that CBD is OK but THC is not, is ridiculous !

    All cannabinoids are medicinal, especially the 'evil' THC.

    THC kills cancer.. is god OK with that ?

  10. Please read my comment I gave to Jeremy Van Staten’s reply below. I cover the experience two relatives experienced using Medical Cannabis. It honestly surprised me. As I mention in the comment, My late Mother, of all people was prescribed this. It was a better option for her than opiated drugs that would have taken her away from her last days, her relationships with all whom she loved. It is the Intent, that matters, in my opinion. May God Bless All

  11. this response is to cover all arguments that I know of to force cannibus into scripture.

    I looked up that word, q'neh( Reed)- bosem(sweet) it means the sweet reed and or cane. of which the Hebrew teachers in Egypt, whom knowing Greek, translated there Tenakh-Hebrew Bible into Greek, called the Septuagint.they translated the word q'neh-bosem to the Greek word kalamos which means reed.and where our English calamus came from in interpreting Exodus 30:23

    The modern hebrew word kulmus is an transliterated derivative from the Greek word kalamos which is also used to define other reeds including papyrus. So q'neh which means reed in the Hebrew was not translated incorrectly into Greek as kalamos as sula benet proclaims, sense  
    there was no word origin of kulmus in the Hebrew language nor Bible that would warrant a translation from kulmus to kalamos. From Hebrew to Greek.

    The modern Hebrew qannabbos is a transliterated derivative from the greek word kannabis which is said to have it's origin from the scythians language and not the Hebrews as the supposed q'neh and bosem words.

    Sense there was an Greek word for cannabis being kannibus in the timeframe of the writing of the Septuagint, then there was no misunderstanding of what q'neh bosem meant in the Hebrew when they translated it to kalamos. sense they knew both languages being Hebrew yet Greek speakers which was the dominant language of that region. But also qannabbos and kulmus is an modern transliteration derived from kannabis and kalamos, then q'neh-bosem being two distinct words and are used separate within scripture is not related to the etymology of qannabbos-kannibus. thus has nothing to do with the male hemp nor the female psychoactive plant.

    Sense kannabis and qannabbos is not a derivative of q'neh-bosem . Mashing two different words together to form one word to force a phonetic similarity does not justify the word to be defined as kannabis.

    So even though I find nothing against Industrial hemp because it is not psychoactive, hemp nor cannibis was used by the Israelites in service to God or even as a cash crop.

    Not in there incense upon the golden altar or as holy anointing oil, nor even the oil used for miraculous healing as many have claimed. Miraculous/supernatural healing comes from God alone.

    But also God speaks against the psychoactivity of substances when he speaks against drunkedness.alchohol being the main thing hebrews consumed.

    In moderation it was seen in a positive light for health benefits  but in dissipation becoming drunk thus by abuse of the substance it was spoken against because when abused it led to psychoactivity,  leading one to debauchery. Non industrial hemp, quickly leads to psychoactivity when smoked and consumed thus will cause debauchery, regardless of ones objections. Being in this body of death although partaking in the divine nature in Christ, we struggle enough as is sober minded. So smoking or consuming a substance that leads to psychoactivity in low dosages, thus even in moderation is foolishness. as it will cause you to be passive to Satan's advancements while in your "drunken" state of mind.

    God knows better than we do and does not permise such substances that cause psychoactivity in low dosages based on your subjective tolerance level. But plainly speaks against such a substance in order to protect us. It's best to stay away from such substances that cause "drunkenness" in moderation.

    Non psychoactive hemp has many uses and health benefits, thus should not be seen negatively.

    But there are other factors as to why we are to stay away from cannibus or any other type substances that have legal consequences, leading to violating Romans 13 depending on the country and state we reside in.

    But also our body is God's temple so we must honor God with this body being that He purchased us through Christ and we are only stewards of this body amongst any other property of God and not owners of God's posession to decide apart from God of how to live in it as if having self-ownership.

    So anything that we do to cause us to destroy His temple , God speaks against.

  12. Marijuana is not ok but getting people hooked on sugar and carbs for life is. Wake up people… DOES YOUR ONE YEAR OLD REALLY NEED A BIRTHDAY CAKE??

  13. The Bible does not speak on marijuana specifically, and it certainly does not prohibit its use.

    Furthermore, marijuana does not cause sin anymore than sugar or carbohydrates cause sin. Sin comes from within the human heart and overflows outwardly from it. In and of itself, marijuana is morally inert. It is neither good nor evil. It is one of God's creations that has the potential to be used for good, and abused for evil.

    Do not trouble your consciences, or build up yourself, by abstaining from things that scripture does not specifically prescribe. If you wish to use canabis for medical or recreational purposes, do so and give thanks. Do not let anything take the place of God or distract you from your responsibility of doing what is right.

  14. The Lord, Yeshua Hamashiah will hold you accountable for misleading His flock into eternal Hell…. this is a dangerous thing to do for someone claiming a servant to the Most High.
    What does the Living Word teach us? Are any of you reading His word?
    He is the healer, the only way…
    John 14:6
    6. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    What does He say about serving two masters?

    Matthew 6:24

    24. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

  15. I use it for arthritis. The VA had me on oxycodone and it about killed me. I use it when I need it and that's it. My arthritic pain can be unbearable. I have 3 plates in my neck and have destroyed my body "serving my country" while doing 3 tours in baghdad. Does this make me a false christian if I use marijuana for chronic pain?

  16. I was hearing the opinions of others about Christian's and marijuana, and they say its sorcery. Now I understand completely how it is negative when people use it recreationally, but in my case I am an iraqi war veteran who did 3 tours in baghdad and did recovery missions all throughout iraq and I have a 100%VA rating retirement rating . I was a recovery operator and then reclassed to recon after. I have arthritis in my legs, my hips are always out, I have nerve damage up and down my chest and muscle spasms that occur down my whole back that twists and doesn't let up. I have 3 plates in my neck from a cervical spine surgery and that injury about paralyzed me. The army really took its toll on my body and the CA had me on oxycodone, gabapentin and others which do NOT work. I am a Christian and love god and want to be obedient but I cant stand the pain. There is nothing else that works for me at all and I love to run and work out because I dont want to be one of those vets that just fall apart. I lost 30 plus lbs because of marijuana use and was running up to 8 miles a day sometimes. They say it is witchcraft and all these things, but how is it different when they use drugs to relieve their pain? It seems really unfair and now I feel like I have to live in pain because being high is "drunkenness". The thing is, I act absolutley normal when I do it and dont let it control me. Nor do I use it unless I need it. So how is it that i am doing wrong? I dont want to disobey gods laws but i also dont want to live in constant pain or be on their meds that ARE dangerous addicting. What do I do here???

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