Posts Tagged ‘Drugs marijuana’

Decriminalisation of cannabis may be a better option than legalisation

Monday, June 29th, 2020

The Nathaniel Centre has posted a report by Dr Lynne Bowyer and Dr Deborah Stevens co-directors of The New Zealand Centre for Science and Citizenship Trust. They conclude there is no evidence to suggest that legalising cannabis will provide a solution to the drug-related issues that disproportionately affect marginalised/minority groups. “These issues include negative impacts Read more

Convicted cannabis grower gives $5000 donation to church

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

A 64-year-old man who grew cannabis for pain relief and supplied his friends has donated $5000 to the Salvation Army as part of his penalty. Arthur Leslie Richardson brought a bank cheque made out to the church when he arrived for sentencing at Hawera District Court, after earlier pleading guilty to cultivating cannabis, possession of Read more

Can Christians smoke Marijuana?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Andy Crouch, writing in Christianity Today says Christians are  free to use marijuana (where legalised). He goes on to say that “it would be foolish to use that freedom.” Crouch bases his opinion on St Paul’s teaching “So all things are permitted. But not all things are helpful” (1 Cor. 6:12) Christianity Today  which has been Read more

Should Christians smoke Pot or not

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

As a new era of legal marijuana emerges in the United States, some Christians are scrambling to figure out a biblical stance on pot. Though pot is nowhere mentioned in the Old and New Testaments (unless you buy interpretations like this one), pastors and teachers have been pointing to a number of passages about sobriety, Read more