I not often write or speak about faith for a lot of causes, however principally as a result of this can be a cannabis web site and faith not often elements into the tales I cowl. Typically there will probably be a narrative about a person or group making an attempt to say some type of freedom of faith protection in opposition to cannabis fees, however for essentially the most half, it merely by no means comes up.
Whereas the story I’m speaking about on this piece has closely spiritual features, they don’t seem to be the principle focus of what I wish to speak about. From The Washington Examiner:
A Muslim man killed a Jewish girl two years in the past in Paris, shouting “Allah” and calling her a “demon.”
His preliminary ruling was not responsible — as a result of he was stoned.
Kobili Traore, 29, beat Sarah Halimi and threw her off the roof of her condo constructing after he smoked marijuana.
Now a French decide has dominated that Traore is just not criminally chargeable for Halimi’s loss of life due to his marijuana use. Extra particularly, there are “believable causes” to imagine Traore’s “discernment was abolished” on the time of the loss of life due to cannabis.
I’m definitely no knowledgeable with regards to the spiritual and political local weather in France and what it needed to do with this ruling. If marijuana was used as an excuse to have an effect on some better objective, I’m not certified to say.
What I’m certified to touch upon are the consequences of marijuana and the pondering processes of prohibitionists. Though it’s uncommon, the “marijuana made me kill” protection is just not unparalleled. However these defenses normally contain using stronger edibles; the accounts of this case I’ve learn all say Traore smoked marijuana earlier than the incident.
In any occasion, tales like this invariably get picked up by those that help prohibition as proof of the hazard of cannabis. In spite of everything, if marijuana could make somebody lose management to the purpose the place they aren’t chargeable for killing one other human being, it have to be harmful certainly.
For this reason we should counter this narrative at each flip. Prohibitionists would love nothing greater than to make folks imagine that marijuana use can result in homicide. As far-fetched as one thing like that sounds to most, there’s a small a part of the inhabitants that is aware of so little about cannabis that it might appear believable.
In some elements of the nation, that small a part of the inhabitants might be massive sufficient to delay actual reform.