I’ve discovered this story isn’t about marijuana. Its literally about temptation. Due to the fact that humans can’t talk to snakes there was no actual snake present, the snake describes Eve’s temptation from within and of her hearing of God telling Adam Not to eat from The Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil. Hear no evil see no evil speak no evil. Live from the Tree Of Life within. If not you began to change yourself to be fit and as wise as a God as Adam and Eve done when they clothed themselves when Life is the best thing God is offering.
I’ve thought about this, quite a bit. Here are the main points of my theory:
1. – “All known strains of Cannabis are wind-pollinated and the FRUIT is an achene.” So, it’s said to at least HAVE fruit, although I would never eat it as though it were a fruit. Genesis 3:6 – "When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was “good for food” and pleasing to the eye, she took some and ate it." – Ok, so at this point, we don’t know how long they’ve been in the garden (or, on the planet, as I will later explain). It wasn’t until after Noah and the flood that God said we could eat the meat of animals, so let’s assume they were vegetarians. Perhaps to a person who’s eaten veggies, their whole life, the bud of a cannabis plant might taste alright. How did they eat it? Did they pluck it right off the plant and gobble it up? Did they cook it, somehow?
2. – Genesis 3:6, continued – “…and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened.” – What other plant do you know of that causes people to think so deeply, and to seemingly have insight into existence, itself? “desirable for gaining wisdom”
3. 3:8 – “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and THEY HID from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.” – Ok, I’m going out on a limb, here, but “they hid” when they heard God. Paranoia? Common effect of marijuana.
4. Genesis 3:22 through 24 describes mankind’s punishment and banishing from the garden. Again, reaching far with this one, but it says we were barred from the “east” side and the tree of life. It doesn’t say we were barred from the tree of knowledge. The “east” side could just be a dimension or even missing genetic link to the tree of life. Maybe the tree is still among us, but we’re blocked from it’s effects. Consider this, marijuana usually lasts around 6 hours. Maybe the tree of life was the same. The bible never says we were never to eat from the tree of life, even though both trees were present, from the beginning. So, we ate from the tree of life, regularly, and our lives were sustained, as if that tree’s fruit was the final ingredient to these perfect, self-sustaining bodies we live it.
After that, the bible often instructs us in the matter of alcohol (to varying degrees), but never says anything about other forms of mind-altering things, other than to say “Be Ye sober”. My thoughts on marijuana, in this regard, is that it was a one-n-done occurance. We partook, we fell. In that sense, marijuana can be abused or moderated, just like alcohol.
From my understanding, it was after the Fall that weeds occurred . This is a part of the consequences of the disobedience, and a part of the loss of the eternal state. This was when Death came into the Word & the longer one puffs on that weed, the longer he will never understand any of what the Bible says concerning this topic.
This may be slightly unrelated but I really hope that medical marijuana becomes legal nationwide soon. Do you have any other articles specifically about legalization?