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How does God view marijuana?

With many states legalizing marijuana is it ok for Christians to use marijuana? 

There is no mention of marijuana in the Bible. Therefore, we can offer you no scriptures relating to marijuana or its use. The only drug we can relate it to in the Bible is alcohol (wine). The Scriptures urge us to be cautious. “Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat.” (Proverbs 23:20) “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead be filled with the Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:18)

However, the scriptures do not say that we must totally abstain from wine. The Apostle Paul tells Timothy, “Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.” (1 Timothy 5:23) This statement leads us to believe that wine, when used in moderation or for medicinal purposes, was acceptable. 

At the wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11) Jesus provided between 120-160 gallons of wine. What kind of wine was being served at the wedding at Cana? Would Jesus have made wine that could have caused some to become intoxicated? Did the wine have a high alcohol content or was it grape juice? The scriptures tell us that the wine that Jesus made was of high quality, not because of its alcohol content, but because it was ‘new wine, freshly created! It was not old, decayed wine, as it would have to be if it were intoxicating. Jesus’ first miracle thus was a fitting representation of His glory (John 2:11).  

Because the scriptures do not provide a direct answer on this subject, it is important that you don’t do anything that violates your own conscience.

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