The Marijuana Debate

The move towards legalizing marijuana in Canada is bringing out the great debaters. I imagine many news outlets across the country have their letter writers frantically keying missives to promote their side of the issue.

From the Jan 15, 2015 edition of our local paper comes this gem

Marijuana ban devil doctrine?

via Wikipedia

Mitch Reid may not be aware that he’s actually supporting and enabling the devil law (Letter: Petition To Stop Marijuana Plans, Jan. 19, 2016); cannabis (marijuana) prohibition is the doctrine of demons. Cannabis prohibition separates people from receiving the “spirit of truth,” which is available to those who “love one another,” as described in John 14-16. You cannot love someone and cage him or her for using what God indicates He created and says is good on literally the very first page of the Bible, at the same time. Cannabis prohibition, persecution and discrimination are anti-Christian and clergy should be extra vigilant in protecting themselves from that public sin.Stan White
Dillon, Colorado

Stan Dillon may be a member of the First Church of Cannabis, I really don’t know.

Mitch Reid on the other hand is convinced that the love of marijuana use is the root of all evil.

Petition to stop plans to legalize marijuana

Take The First Step, a group from the Christian Reformed Church on Mt. Edward Rd. is starting a petition against making pot legal. Take

Photo from Penn State University

The First Step is trying to spread the message of hope through Christ, to those who are suffering from addiction, and to their families. We are 100 per cent against making pot legal.

I know if you ask 10 people about this topic, you would get 10 answers — all would not be the same. I have talked to a number of people over the last few years who suffer from addiction and the common thread through all their lives – it started with pot. Making it easier for young people to have access to it is bad news. Seventeen per cent will take on an addictive lifestyle.

Over the next few weeks I will be collecting names on the petition. I am hoping other churches will join us or take a public stand against this. Then after it’s all done we will present it to Sean Casey.

If you would like to join us, by signing the petition or by helping us in collecting names I am inviting people to contact me

Mitch Reid,


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