To understand this plant with a fresh perspective, try and let go of all you think you know about the plant. Lets start over. Fresh, on a clean slate to see it’s purpose here on Earth.
1 a cap : a genus of annual herbs (family Moraceae) that have leaves with three to seven elongate leaflets and pistillate flowers in spikes along the leafy erect stems and that include the hemp ( C. sativa )
Genesis 1:11-12 “Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. “
In the beginning God made it. That’s pretty much all that has to be said about it, it had already been around even before man appeared in the garden.
Then lastly God created man and said to him:
Genesis 1:29 “And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. “
If you didn’t know, now you do, as we read here in the scriptures, Cannabis is an herb. If you have never seen it, it grows wild and the herb has seed within its flowers, many. And God has stated to man, “See I have given you herb with seed in itself for you as food.” The fact that the herb has seed is very important. If it didn’t have seed then according to the scriptures it wouldn’t be very important to us. If you believe and read the bible you can clearly see that God has given it to mankind for our service. Food is nutrition and medicine. Yes, you can eat Cannabis. In fact “smoking” is not that old of a concept, it’s fairly young. The original intent and purpose of the herb is for food and oil. Cannabis can be cooked and also made into tea.
Unfortunately many people have ideas about the herb that been birthed out of negative media and hysteria. People are simply misinformed and even scared of something they don’t understand; especially if one doesn’t know what it does and how it makes you feel.
If you never experienced Cannabis, it does not make you see colors, hallucinate, does not make one act out violent, nor alter your mind and personality in a way where you can’t think clearly. It does not lead you into a life of crime, it is not addictive, and it is not a “gateway drug”. These are all false claims hyped up by prohibitionists and we have more then plenty of statistics and medical/scientific studies to prove these claims wrong.
What it does do is relaxes you and provides ample medicinal uses for mankind. The entire herb can be and has been harvested for multiple purposes including fabric, textiles, fuel, and much more. It has been proven to be healthier for us then the synthetic over the counter toxins we have in our cabinets. If opened up nation wide, Cannabis would have a great impact upon our economy, resulting in billions of dollars flowing into our debt—stricken nation. After all, before it was outlawed it was our nations number one cash crop.
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man and oil to make his face to shineth.
“Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs.”
1 Timothy 4:4
“For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.”
Some would even say since Man was created last and then ate of the forbidden fruit that Sin entered the world and now there are things that are bad. Let me address briefly if I may this “bad” issue. When the earth was cursed, as the bible states in Genesis after the fall, the earth was not made “bad” nor were the things that came forth from it. The curse was decay. Death. We die. Everything is on a path to death after the fall. Sin entered in. The wages of Sin is death. Sin = Death. There is physical and spiritual death. We were originally created to live forever, but sin changed that on both levels. Now even though we still may die physically we have been given a chance to live spiritually forever with God.
Jesus made a way for us to the Father through His blood on Calvary. Putting to death death itself! The choice is ours. After our last breath is taken we enter into the Spirit world and our destination is one of two places. A literal Heaven or a literal Hell. Hell is the second death. But it is God’s heart that no one go to hell and be separated from Him. So He made a way at the cross. You may have come to this site to read up on this small matter of cannabis, but more importantly a gift and the most important decision of your life is left before you today. Would you start and begin a relationship with your Creator and Father today? He is not mad at you. He is mad at sin for separating us from Him. The gap is bridged when we say yes to Him. Would you pray today and say yes to Jesus in His name, invite Him into your life, into your heart. Amen.