As of the most recent mid-term elections, we now have approximately 37 states which allow the legal use of medical marijuana, and 21 states that have legalized its recreational use. Additional states have decriminalized, but not completely legalized its sale and use. As a Christian, desiring to conform to the will of God, what should our response be, both our personal use of marijuana and our view of its use in general?
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. – Romans 12:2
Smoking recreational marijuana and tuning out from the world simply cannot fit into a paradigm of what is “good and acceptable and perfect” as the will of God.