Apparently God, who — from a believer’s standpoint — is the creator of all things, including marijuana, doesn’t care if you use it. At least that’s the opinion of the Rev. John Jackson of Trinity United Church of Christ in Gary, Ind., and probably quite a few of his peers.
Jackson attended a recent conference called “View from the Pulpit: Faith Leaders and Drug Decriminalization” at the American Baptist College in Nashville, Tenn. The group of black pastors focused on the injustice of drug law enforcement because African-Americans make up only 13 percent of drug users, but make up 59 percent of those convicted for drug offenses.