The arguments against legalized cannabis are ridiculous

For multiple years I had an ongoing debate with my father about the legality of marijuana, however he was strongly against it, and agreed that potheads should be locked in jail.

He had multiple reasons for his beliefs, none of which made any sense to me at all, then first of all, my Mom is a deeply religious woman.

She was born and raised in the Catholic church, which left a permanent stain on her soul. Seriously, you have to admit that the Church is responsible for more evil in the world than anything else. Still, the religious condemnation of cannabis makes genuinely little sense to me, because it comes from a plant. If you believe in God, and that God created all life on Earth, that means you feel God created the marijuana plant. If God created the marijuana plants, how can it be wrong, immoral, or sinful? You might as well say that potatoes are sinful! Beyond that argument, what about all the medicinal properties of the cannabis plant, how can those be dismissed? Cannabis is a powerful plant that can help a lot of people lead better, more fulfilling lives. Finally, last however not least, I asked my Mom to point out the passage in the Bible that says cannabis is wrong. She could not do that, of course, because marijuana is not mentioned anywhere in the Bible. The people who run the church, and run it as a company might I add, have decreed cannabis is being immoral, however they made it up, because it was never written in the Bible.
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