10 Bible Verses That Aren’t About Marijuana, But Should Be

marijuana bible verses

The debate over how christianity (and religion in general) should view marijuana has raged on for years. Unfortunantly, there are no bible verses that speak directly about marijuana, so we found some that we think should have been referencing weed. All of these bible verses are being taken out of context. Again – none of these versus are about weed, but it would be a lot cooler if they were.

These bible verses were taken from a version of the King James Bible, which can be viewed here.

Genesis 1:11-12

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.


Genesis 2:8-9

And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden…


Matthew 13:32

Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.


Deuteronomy 32:2

My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass.


2 Kings 4:41

But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast [it] into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the people, that they may eat. And there was no harm in the pot.


2 Kings 12:3

But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.


Ephesians 4:16

every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.


Leviticus 6:13

The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.


Job 41:20

Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as [out] of a seething pot or caldron.


Psalm 68:2

As smoke is driven away, [so] drive [them] away: as wax melteth before the fire


  • O. B. Server says:

    “There was no harm in the pot” seems to be talking about more then just a literal pot with literal gourds.

    “For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? Or saith he it altogether for our sakes?”

    Likewise with the harm in the pot. I don’t think God – who declares the end from the beginning – was somehow surprised by the wording of the KJV. Quite the opposite.

    As we begin to unravel the lies (Ro3:7) we’ve been told about pot, we see that all that “Pot causes death!” hooey was false.

    Arresting Granny for pot is the big sin here, not the use of the pot itself. This is what happens then people in government say in their hearts that there is no God: we all suffer from their police-state foolishness and lies when government officials, authorities and experts make themselves their only higher power (Rom 13).

    • Hahn says:

      Galatians 5: 19-21
      Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
      Look at the Greek word for sorcery:
      φαρμακεία pharmakeia; from 5332; medication (“pharmacy”), i.e. (by extension) magic (literally or figuratively): — sorcery, witchcraft.AV (3) – sorcery 2, witchcraft 1;the use or the administering of drugspoisoningsorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by itmetaph. the deceptions and seductions of idolatry

  • Derek Knotek says:


  • Titus Lockard says:

    I’m a bible believer and I know that these scripture passages are indeed speaking of marijuana. The sin isn’t Pot. The sin is the actions taken after ingesting Ganja!!

    I love this thank you (:

    • Mary Jane says:

      Great insight! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Alex says:

      Very true! This plant was obviously created for our consumption and with the numerous scriptures stating that we need “self control”, it is only those with self control who can use it properly without defiling themselves with sin.
      Admittedly, I used to be one of those who did so. Only until I truly focused my mind on Jehovah, His purpose, and His son’s sacrifice, did I gain insight and proper use of the plant. Sadly, I don’t get to partake anymore but once it is legal in my state, I will resume….without sin, is the goal.
      Great comment brother!

    • Faith says:

      Yes. Very true.

  • Titus Lockard says:

    …ganja doesn’t make you intoxicated like alcohol does.
    Your mind is allowed to (drop the ego) thus being allowed to focus and choose a better more peaceful mindset.

  • Darlene says:

    As long as you do the will of GOD and obey all commandments give it all to GOD Love Honor Thank Praise and give all Glory we get the desires of our hearts and believe JESUS died for us and rose on the third day we will live in Heaven with GOD for eternity! keep your hearts clean! and Love Love Love forgive as much as you want forgiven!
    peace & love
    GOD Bless

  • I won’t add anything

  • ganjaman says:

    i agree

  • reagan says:

    this is so good..and very educational to all..

  • Steven Randolph says:

    Weed is Genesis 9:3(N.I.V.) A drug is two or more chemicals or man-made. “If you don’t know the truth, you are only left to believe a lie.”

  • Anonymous says:

    the origin of weed started from noah

  • sunline says:

    hemp natural ting it was created by the Most High for us l like it.it does not have problems please God help us so that it can be legalized here in Zimbabwe Amen

  • I call it international herb,I pray that Jah Jehova will Bless it everyday in the name of Jah I pray.

  • PFARELO says:

    I Agree with that and wanna knw more

  • it'sme says:

    Herbs of the earth, is what you are sighting. Accept that Pot/Weed, is exactly that..a WEED. Now look for weeds, in the Bible because, that is EXACTLY what “weed” is..a weed. And with that…I’ll remind everyone about “weeds” in the Bible. Matthew 13:24-29 and Matthew 13:36-43, Proverbs 24:30-34, Hosea 10:4. Next time folks try to tell you a weed is okay according to the Bible…best to get out the Bible and discover what is said about that.

  • Kerianne G Kennedy says:

    These verses are taken out of context. The Bible says, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be aahamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15.
    Marijuana makes idiots out of sane people. Users stink like a skunk and they become addicted to their crutch.
    These verses are NOT talking about Marijuana.

  • David Oblak says:

    God knew millenia ago that the world would be in its present day crisis and the use of marijuana is helping millions of people who have PTSD and other traumatic experiences. It helps in ways none of the pharmaceutical drugs do. Jesus said It isnt the healthy that need a physician. The plant is His creation, not man’s and thereby should not be subject to the government or religion telling others whether they can or cannot use it. For me personally, it helps me deal effectively with my grief and trauma and when I use it as a sacrament I experience the presence of The Lord like no other.
    In Revelation 22 it speaks of the leaves of the trees alongside the river of life as being used for the healing of the nations. And that is After His kingdom is established on the earth. One should be careful about calling something “unclean”
    which God has made or declared “clean”

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