08-14-2016, 08:16 PM
You are putting marijuana in a special category all on its own. Like many pot users, you seem to be saying (correct me if I'm wrong) that it's not a drug. With all due respect, that is flat out denial. People who do that are just finding a way to justify their habit that they don't want to let go of. By simply waving off the word 'drug' in regard to marijuana, and instead romanticizing it... and even believing the lie that God supports the recreational use (getting stoned) of marijuana.
It's a mind-altering drug, whether the user wants to admit it or not. And the bible is abundantly clear that getting high, losing one's sobriety (and along with that, good judgment) is a sin. It's the principle or idea behind it that matters, and that same principle applies to marijuana or other mind-altering drugs.
In fact, drug use for getting high or for "spiritual" purposes is called sorcery or witchcraft in the bible. From Galatians 5:19-20, the word pharmakeia (from which we get the word pharmacy) is called sorcery or witchcraft. Why, because that's how it was used by occultic religions (pagans). The ones we are not supposed to emulate, but be different from.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)
Genesis 1:29 is about food, mankind's original diet. It says "for food" at the end of that verse, it doesn't say anything about using to get high or escape reality.