Last week, in response to my response to Commissioner Cassanelli regarding a Resolution Regarding Marijuana, Barbara Gonzales pointed out that, although God gave us every green herb bearing seed for food, some plants are poisonous and may rightly be forbidden.
Does Barbara believe that God did not know that some plants are poisonous? God knows all, so they say. God left it up to each of us to figure out what is poisonous and what is not, and to figure out how good or bad various plants are.
In Chapter 2 of Genesis, the Lord God created Adam and Eve and forbade the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. But he did so in such a way that one was bound to try it out and get them kicked out of the garden he had built, so he could block them from the tree of life, which he did not forbid or even mention. Chapter 2 is about the God of Government, and is an allegory on how governments set up prohibitions for their own purposes, purposely to be broken, so they can gain power from their citizen’s guilt.
The Lord God said that, if they ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, in that day they would surely die. But the serpent told Eve the truth; that she would not die, but would gain knowledge. Which she did; she and Adam found out that they were naked, which is to say, defenseless, and subject to the wrath of the Lord.
And so it is today. Poisonous plants are not forbidden; any fool may legally poison himself with poison sumac, poison hemlock, or datura. But when I tried the forbidden herb cannabis when I was drunk over 30 years ago, I found that it was a lot less intoxicating than alcohol, and much better suited to my system.
None of the currently forbidden medicines are poisonous; they are effective pain killers and/or stimulants. One is not even psychoactive or even mildly toxic; it is a vitamin, B17, called Laetrile in its refined form. It was banned in the 1950’s after a series of studies and one report purported to show, not that it was not safe, but that it was not effective against cancer. The people who use it beg to differ.
Laetrile was banned because people might use it instead of resorting to toxic cancer treatments pushed by the American Medical Association. Which many do anyways, with better outcomes. See the movie online, World Without Cancer. Or read the book.
Governments create bans and black markets for their own purposes, one of which is the power to imprison people and make them slaves. The 13th Amendment to the Constitution forbids slavery “except as a punishment for crime.” It is no coincidence that the number and absurdity of our laws increased greatly after it was passed.