03 May A Christian doctor’s opinion on pot
Christians are smoking pot. But should they? A free ebook from a Christian doctor on the medical facts about marijuana.
According to a recent survey reported by CNN, half of younger Christians (18–29) support the legalization of recreational marijuana usage. Almost half (45 percent) have used the drug.
Christians are smoking marijuana. But should they?
When my home state of Washington voted to legalize marijuana last year, I wrote a free ebook to address the issue, Puff or Pass: Should Christians Smoke Pot or Not? The response was huge, as this is a big topic in culture.
In the book, I wrote about marijuana from a theological and pastoral perspective, but I did not address the medical implications because that aspect of the conversation is beyond my scope of expertise. Many questions came to me regarding where Christians could go for credible medical insight on marijuana use, but I had nowhere to send them for more information.
Thankfully, my physician and friend, Dr. John Catanzaro, was kind enough to research the subject. He has compiled his thoughts in an ebook, Marijuana: Weeding Out the Medical Facts, which he is offering for free on his website.
I want to publicly thank Dr. John for taking the time to inform us all about the medical consequences of marijuana use (he wisely distinguishes between recreational and medicinal use).
The professional, pastoral, and practical
Dr. John is an ordained pastor, a licensed doctor, and a specialist in naturopathic medicine who has written for Resurgence on occasion. He’s also a father and a baseball coach, leading many young men. This combination of professional, pastoral, and practical experience gives him a unique ability to help us all think through this issue in a way that is biblically faithful and medically credible.
We at Resurgence genuinely hope this resource helps Christians make wise decisions and provide wise counsel, especially parents and ministry leaders.