“Like tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke is an irritant to the throat and lungs and can cause a heavy cough during use. It also contains levels of volatile chemicals and tar that are similar to tobacco smoke, raising concerns about risk for cancer and lung disease.​

Marijuana smoking is associated with large airway inflammation, increased airway resistance, and lung hyperinflation, and those who smoke marijuana regularly report more symptoms of chronic bronchitis than those who do not smoke,” from the U.S.A.’s National Institute of Health website on drug abuse.​

Therefore, from a health standpoint, you are hurting your body. God never blesses self-harm.​

Additionally, marijuana does indeed control your perceptions. It gives you a high. Jesus never got high or drunk. People would drink a low alcohol wine with meals. But that may in part be due to sanitary issues. Water wasn’t purified and it carried microbes. A low alcohol content would kill these life forms.

The Apostle Paul encouraged Timothy to “use a little wine for your stomach’s sake.” 1 Timothy 5:23. Wine was to be used as a medicine, not to make him mellow.

Whenever a person uses a mind-altering substance (marijuana, wine, etc.), that person’s perceptions of reality are indeed altered. People use these substances in order to alter their perceptions. But some may say that it wears off. Yes and no. With continued use, marijuana hurts the neural functioning of your brain. If used repeatedly before a person is twenty-five years old, it is clinically proven to negatively impact brain development which will last a lifetime. Adult use can produce amotivational syndrome. This means that even when not smoking, the person loses the motivation to pursue challenging goals. That person will feel less like working and is frequently thinking about when they can have their next joint.

Finally, “whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31   Does smoking weed glorify God? It does not.