The Bible is the best selling book in history, and one Oklahoma state senator hopes that it will help her in her push to legalize marijuana in her state. Oklahoma state Sen. Constance Johnson is arguing that God created the “miraculous plant.” That's according to the TheBlaze.com.
Johnson has even cited Genesis 1:29, which deals with the biblical story of creation and the Lord’s intentions for mankind, in her efforts.
That passage reads, "Then God said, 'Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you.'"
Johnson argues that legalization would alleviate the burden on prisons that house non-violent drug offenders and bring financial benefits to the state from a $7 per ounce tax on recreational marijuana. The revenue would be divvied up between the Department of Education (30 percent), the Oklahoma City County Health Department (20 percent) and the general revenue fund (50 percent), the Christian Post reported.
Johnson needs 160,000 signatures to get the measure onto the November ballot.
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