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What does the Bible say about medical marijuana?

Hello J,

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recognized or approved the marijuana plant (smoked or vaporized) for the treatment of any medical condition. The FDA only approves medicines when large studies or clinical trials examining lots of patients show that the medicines work safely. Without these studies, the FDA can’t promise people that the medications will help them and not harm them.

The reason why there is no clinical trials on marijuana is because marijuana has over 500 different chemicals that causes serious problems and it can harm the lungs if users smoke it; and it can interfere with the quality of life of patients taking the drug for serious medical conditions. Plus, when used by teens or children, it could harm their brains as they develop.

The Mayo Clinic found that marijuana smoke contains 50 to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than tobacco smoke and has the potential to cause cancer of the lungs and respiratory tract. And the Rajinder Singh from the University of Leicester and colleagues also reached similar results when they found in laboratory tests, certain carcinogens in cannabis smoke in amounts 50 percent greater than those found in tobacco smoke. In addition, researchers found that smoking three to four cannabis cigarettes a day is associated with the same degree of damage to bronchial mucus membranes as twenty or more tobacco cigarettes a day. Because of its harmful effects, marijuana may cause the acceleration or aggravation of the very disorders it is being used to treat.

The growing public support for “medical marijuana,” is not based on research but only on individual people’s personal experience who say that the drug might be useful in treating various diseases, including PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), pain, and epilepsy.

Using marijuana is contradictory to the biblical command to keep our bodies holy and pure. “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

In His service,

The ProofDirectory Team

 

 

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