Jesus established a commandment to all Disciples.
Matthew 23:8 (KJV) But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, [even] Christ; and all ye are brethren.
Matthew 23:10 (KJV) Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, [even] Christ.
By extensively using the Tenach, or Old Testament, Jesus confirmed the authority of those texts and as such we may also learn from them. But the realm of learning from scripture ends at Luke.
When someone asks a Disciple a question, we see what Jesus or the Tenach said about that topic.
Marijuana is not in the Bible. Therefore the answer is:
1. I do not know.
2. It is between you & God.
The person asking the question, if they are a Disciple of Jesus, should go straight to God in prayer through Christ.
If I were to offer my opinion on the matter, I would be stepping in the place of God and Jesus. This is breaking the commandment Jesus set in The New Covenant.
‘Christians’ are often puffed up with pride when asked what they think. They may compare weed to alcohol and say, “weed is okay because alcohol is ok”. Or, “God doesn’t want us to suffer, so do whatever helps relieve pain”.
This idea that God doesn’t want us to suffer is not scriptural. Jesus clearly says it’s better to pluck out an eye, or cut off a hand, than to sin.
Finally, let’s read what Jesus says after:
Matthew 23:12 (KJV) “And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted”.
Matthew 23:13 (HCSB) “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You lock up the kingdom of heaven from people. For you don’t go in, and you don’t allow those entering to go in”.
When we exalt ourselves to the position of our master & Rabbi , we will certainly be humbled.
“You lock up the kingdom of Heaven from people”…
The Kindom of Heaven is wherever a Disciple is. Jesus is the King, Yahweh is God.
But the scribes & Pharisees replaced God by calling their own writings God’s Word. The Talmud is a vast collection of Rabbinical writings that Jews consider authoritative. These writings add 100s of laws, and block people from the Kingdom of Heaven, and place them in a kingdom of man made traditions.
Since the time Luke was finished many writings have been added, all claiming to be “God’s Word”.
From Clement’s Hebrews, to John, to the Book of Mormon, to the Quran [which sought to replace God’s word entirely].
If we share what Jesus taught only, then we will expand the Kingdom of Heaven and “make disciples of all nations”.