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Medical marijuana is certainly helpful for people in great pain, many of whom use the drug in the same way they would use a pain reliever like codeine. The difference between codeine and cannabis is that the latter has a very distinct, largely negative image in cultureâ€”an image that carries baggage and connotations Christians must consider if they are thinking of using marijuana, even for medical reasons.
When I was in grad school, several of my colleagues smoked marijuana. I do not doubt that smoking marijuana relieved the aches and pains of my 20-something cohorts. But I wonder if "medical assistance" is the primary reason they were using it. More likely they consumed it in the way Oscar on Arrested Development didâ€”enjoying "primo bud" under the auspices of the legal right to medical marijuana....
"Should Christians Drink Medical (Medicinal) Strong-Wine &-Or Strong-Drink ?"
The Answer(s) Should & Ought Be A Resounding:
With The Exception Of The Holy Biblical "Disclaimer":
"Give Strong Drink Unto Him That Is Ready To Perish, And (Strong) Wine Unto Those That Be Of Heavy Hearts."--Proverbs 31:6
"Do Not Drink (Strong) Wine Nor Strong Drink, Thou, Nor Thy Sons With Thee, When Ye Go Into The Tabernacle Of The Congregation, Lest Ye Die: It Shall Be A Statute For Ever Throughout Your Generations:--Leviticus 10:9
"He Shall Separate Himself From (Strong) Wine And Strong Drink, And Shall Drink No Vinegar Of (Strong) Wine, Or Vinegar Of Strong Drink, Neither Shall He Drink Any Liquor Of Grapes, Nor Eat Moist Grapes, Or Dried."--Numbers 6:3
"Now Therefore Beware, I Pray Thee, And Drink Not (Strong) Wine Or Strong Drink, And Eat Not Any Unclean Thing."--Judges 13:4
"(Strong) Wine Is A Mocker, Strong Drink Is Raging: And Whosoever Is Deceived Thereby Is Not Wise."--Proverbs 20:1
"It Is Not For Kings, O Lemuel, It Is Not For Kings To Drink (Strong) Wine; Nor For Princes Strong Drink:"--Proverbs 31:4
*** "WOE UNTO THEM THAT RISE UP EARLY...THAT THEY MAY FOLLOW STRONG DRINK...([&]STRONG) WINE..." !***