As churchless as I am, after reading this TIME story I'm more open now to the possibility that God exists. Or at least, that I could worship God.
The idea for merging marijuana and ministry came through prayer, the couple said during testimony. They had been exposed to medical marijuana when a doctor recommended Lanette Davies’ daughter use it to alleviate symptoms from a bone disease and it “made her life livable,” she said.
Bryan Davies became a convert after finding it helped ease an arthritic condition that affects his spine. Trying to live on Social Security benefits and short on cash, Davies says he asked God for guidance. “I got on my knees, and I prayed to the Lord,” he told the court. “And God said … ‘Open up a pot shop.’”
I've been praying that Oregon will be one of the next states to legalize recreational marijuana. (We already have medical marijuana, along with dispensaries.) The New York Times says that Oregon and Alaska are the most likely states to do so this year.
It's nice to know that God is on the side of potheads. The Christian "Ganjapreneur" who is the subject of the TIME story offers up some perusasive theology is support of this.
The Davies’ use the Bible to reconcile selling marijuana with their faith, believing that cannabis was among the “seed-bearing plants” the book of Genesis says God gave man on the sixth day. “You’ve got to remember who created it,” Bryan said recently, shortly after the dispensary employees finished their daily 6 p.m. prayer.