I am a 36 year old married lady with no kids. I have recently decided to come home to the Catholic Faith and my husband is a cradle-Catholic, but doesn’t practice the sacraments and we also attend his evangelical church. We do both, Mass and service.
I have a few questions regarding mortal and/or venial sin when it comes to Marijuana. Does it say anywhere in the Bible that cannabis is forbidden? I know the scriptures about wine, Jesus’ first miracle at Cana and how St. Paul says that a little wine for the stomach ailments are fine. But what does our Lord God say about pot? What does the doctrine of our Mother Church say?
I struggle with several illness, the top 4 being, Bipolar, Henoch-Schonlein Purpura and Diabetes Type 2 and Chronic Pain Syndrome. These various disorders do not work together well, I am on a cocktail of 14 different drugs, totalling 24-25 a day, over 4 times a day. I can’t even manage my own pill case, I get the pharmacy to do a blister pack. Thankfully in Canada, I don’t pay for any of my medication, it’s all covered by our provincial (state for you US peeps!) government. I have gotten sicker and sicker each year, especially since taking a new drug in 2004 that led me to have diabetes.
I was a pot smoker back during 1998-2003. 5 years of self medicating and now I have ended up with my very own mini pharmacy and yes I do offer up my pain and yes I do pray and yes I pray the Rosary and I am starting to do the St. Faustina Novena, I love Jesus with all my mind, body, soul and spirit, but I am really stumped on whether or not I could start smoking pot again to relieve my stress and physical pain.
I am so weak in handling all of the things I have, that I know ultimately I must realise what Jesus did for me on the Cross and I don’t want to live in a state of mortal sin, but I am not strong enough to keep going through increasing pain as I get older.
I really welcome any comments, questions or opinions in my quest to find the TRUTH.
God bless you who read, comment and love and don’t judge,