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Oklahoma senator quotes Genesis 1:29 to advance marijuana legalization

Constance JohnsonOklahoma state Sen. Constance Johnson announced the filing of a statewide initiative petition to legalize marijuana, telling supporters that the campaign is based on Genesis 1:29, which suggests that God created “this wonderful, miraculous plant.”

“We’re putting forth Genesis 1:29 as the basis of this campaign,” KFOR.com quoted Sen. Johnson, a Democrat, as telling supporters at the State Capitol on Friday after filing the petition with the office of the Oklahoma secretary of state.

“God created this wonderful, miraculous plant and we know that it has been vilified for the last 100 years, and it’s time to change that in Oklahoma,” added the senator, who has led efforts, along with attorney David Slane, to legalize pot.

The advocates of marijuana will require 160,000 signatures from registered voters within three months to get the proposal on a statewide ballot.

“We’ve experienced anything from downright disregard to ignoring us to telling us to, ‘Go to hell’ pretty much,” Johnson said. “And this is where we’ve had to go. We’re taking this to a vote of the people because we know the people of the State of Oklahoma, in spite of what the policymakers refuse to do, want to have a voice on this matter.”

The petition states that up to one ounce of marijuana should be allowed for recreational use, and three ounces for medical reasons.

Read more: http://www.christianpost.com/news/oklahoma-senator-quotes-genesis-129-to-seek-marijuana-legalization-121561/

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  1. […] Oklahoma senator quotes Genesis 1:29 to advance marijuana legalization. […]

  2. Tami
    June 23, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    It will be downright embarrassing if Oklahoma legalizes marijuana before Texas does, but I hope they do.

  3. ryan
    June 24, 2014 at 10:11 am

    No the Holy Bible actually states Genesis 1:29.. And God said,”See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all this earth, and every tree whose fruit yeelds seed; it to you shall be food.

    God has given us every herb on this earth, that means that Every plant is ours at our disposal however we need or wish to have… I’m just correcting the statement of the Bible quoat..you are incorrect however the Bible never once is against smoking marijuana …