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The Church does not consider WoW violations as a moral issue.
As a libertarian, I oppose regulation of pot.
However, I do have strong feelings about friends my age, and children of friends, who are hooked on the weed and I can see for myself how it affects their lives and performance. Never once for the good. Always for the bad. I've heard it said it isn't addictive but I don't believe it.
In my day, pot was a different experience, apparently. A roach on a clip was about it, and it contained leaves and seeds. Today, it is much more concentrated and taken in a bong, which is something I never saw as a kid. It is not a safe thing.
It is perfectly safe. The only dangers that come with marijuana use is the harmful effects of smoking...which can almost be negated by using a vaporizer. Obviously our lungs are not made to inhale or process large amounts of burning plant matter.
Also, those predisposed to psychosis should not use weed. Weed does not cause psychosis, but it will exacerbate it. Although there is a lot of wonderful work going on right now to make a cannabidiol based antipsychotic, as it has been shown that CBD is a better antipsychotic than the drugs we have on the market now. It's the THC that causes all sorts of psychosis issues, so yes, in that regard, the stronger weed of today may be more dangerous than the weed in the past. It is not, however, dangerous for those who are not predisposed to psychotic issues.
Marijuana can definitely be addictive. Not physically, but psychologically. It's sad that people become that wrapped up in it, instead of realizing what it is: a God-given method to probe the psyche, elevate consciousness, and relax when needed, IN MODERATION.
I honestly think I would've gone crazy during grad school without weed. It just helped me wind down at the end of the day and clear my mind, without having to turn to nasty alcohol like most people.