THE BIBLE and CANNABIS vs. PHARMACEUTICALS:
The Greek term “pharmakeia” (as related to our terms “pharmacy” and “pharmaceuticals”) is translated in the King James Version as “sorcery” or “witchcraft.” “Pharmakeia,” is defined as a “formula,” likened to an incantation of a “witch’s spell” relating the term to “sorcery.” (Rev 9:21, 18:23.)
The immediately related Greek term “pharmakon” is translated into the KJV as “sorcerer,” and defined as “a druggist/pharmacist”, specifically a “poisoner, ie. (by extens.) a magician; -sorcerer.” (Rev 21:8, 22:15).
The Greek word “magos” is also translated into the term “sorcery” in the KJV, meaning a magician, sorcerer, ie Oriental-scientist, magician, wise man. (Acts 8:9, 13:6, 13:8)
Truly, most pharmaceuticals (as well as most over-the-counter medications) are toxins that can poison us, as sorcery does. Cannabis stands in stark contrast to pharmaceuticals as a non-toxic plant/food/and miraculous medicine. There is absolutely no evidence that consumption of cannabis is responsible for a single death. Certainly the same cannot be said of pharmaceuticals!