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Biblical View on Issues
"The Lenses of Reformation Concerning the Morality of Recreational Marijuana" by Dr. Patti Amsden
Reformation lens #1 – The civil policies of a nation reflect the moral values held by the populace.
Reformation lens #2 – The question is never morality or no morality; the question is always who is the god of that morality?
Reformation lens #3 – Law is codified morality.
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Illinois Cultural News
"The Moral Implications of Recreational Marijuana"
by Joyce Geiler
A pro-marijuana website touts the beneficial effects of legalizing marijuana including more tax revenues for government, more jobs created in agriculture, sales and retail jobs, increased funding in medical marijuana research, easier access to medical marijuana, proper regulation of marijuana production, and defunding criminal organizations. The website states “More and more parts of the world are accepting the recreational and medical uses of marijuana.” Read More Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? There is, of course, another side to the story.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse speaks to the negative side. Several studies have linked heavy marijuana use to lower income, greater welfare dependence, unemployment, criminal behavior, and lower life satisfaction. Significant differences were found in educational attainment: Fewer of those who engaged in heavy cannabis use completed college, and more had yearly household incomes of less than $30,000. When asked how marijuana affected their cognitive abilities, career achievements, social lives, and physical and mental health, the majority of those who used heavily reported that marijuana had negative effects...
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