Should Christians Support or Oppose the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Purposes?

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Many States have legalized marijuana for medical purposes and a few have legalized it for recreational use. This has created for many individuals a dilemma. What are we to do regarding this issue of legalized marijuana? As Christians, should we support this movement of legalization or should we oppose it?

At this year’s RU Recovery Conference, we will address this issue of legalized marijuana and attempt to answer many questions. We will share with those present some important information that will help solidify in their minds what position they should take. A sample of this information is as follows:

#1 – Science has proven – and all major scientific and medical organizations agree – that marijuana is both addictive and harmful to the human brain, especially when used as an adolescent. One in every six 16 year olds (and one in every eleven adults) who try marijuana will become addicted to it.

#2 – More young people are in treatment for marijuana abuse or dependence than for the use of alcohol and all other drugs.

#3 – Marijuana may contain medical components much like opium does. But we don’t smoke opium to get the effects of morphine. Similarly, we don’t need to smoke marijuana to get its potential medical benefit.

I hope to see you at the 2018 RU Recovery Conference as we discuss this most important topic.