Should a different number be designated instead of 420 to the upcoming date of April 20 to celebrate Illinois legalization of recreational marijuana because of what has occurred since?
The Chicago Tribune article titled: 420 brings biggest week of marijuana celebrations, reported:
“…upcoming April 20 events will mark the biggest cannabis celebrations yet in Illinois, organizers believe.”
“The RISE dispensary in Mundelein has opened its own consumption site, by appointment only, meant for smoking or vaping purchases on site. Edibles aren’t allowed because of their unpredictable effects, and each group is asked to have a designated driver who won’t partake for at least a half-hour before leaving, Village Administrator Eric Guenther said.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient wisdom Ecclesiastes and a Bible verse as possible clues to this conundrum based on what has occurred in Illinois in 2021 in Illinois as a result of legislators legalizing recreational marijuana.
For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity (Ecclesiastes 7:6 KJV)
As the crackling of thorns – Noisy while it lasts, and quickly extinguished.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Revelation 13:16)
Biblehub Meaning – Excerpt – Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary
Also, by allowing none to enjoy natural or civil rights, who will not worship that beast which is the image of the pagan beast. It is made a qualification for buying and selling, as well as for places of profit and trust, that they oblige themselves to use all their interest, power, and endeavor, to forward the dominion of the beast, which is meant by receiving his mark.
What’s My Point?
Two taxpayer funded Government Agencies, FDA and CDC, have studied the medical health effects of smoking by humans, while at the same time State legislator approved the sale of recreational marijuana, which in effects is a converse / incongruous law to the scientific findings of the two agencies.
My point is if we discern the meanings of 420 vs 666, as clues to the police warnings voiced in opposition to legalization of recreational marijuana. Based on the increased motor accidents that resulted in death, the number 666 instead of 420 would be a more appropriate number to designate to this upcoming celebration.
In My Opinion
The police warned that legalization of recreational marijuana will result in an increase in traffic accidents and death appears to have been factual based on the 18 percent increase traffic deaths statistics.
Smoking to ingest a mind-altering chemical substance has been scientifically proven by the Federal Agencies studies to result in a greater risk for early deaths caused by cancer and other maladies.
In other words, the 3000-year-old wisdom proverb that those who will attend the 420 celebration and laugh will likely incur the sounds of the laughter to burn out sooner same as the sound of thorns burn out sooner in a campfire fueled by thorns.
Since even the number 420 as a date is in error for the celebration, according to a Time article which states.
“The most credible story traces 4/20 to Marin County, Calif. In 1971, five students at San Rafael High School would meet at 4:20 p.m. by the campus’ statue of chemist Louis Pasteur to partake. They chose that specific time because extracurricular activities had usually ended by then. This group — Steve Capper, Dave Radix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gavish
In my opinion, if interested, the best number and reasoning for this celebration should be changed to 666.
Read the Source Links below
If after reading the Source Links articles, would you agree 666 is a more appropriate and wiser reason to change the number from 420 to 666?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Chicago Tribune April 16, 2022
Does Marijuana Use Cause Higher Traffic Deaths?
Illinois Traffic Deaths Increased 18 Percent in 2021
Marijuana Pot Holiday History —
If I Were the Devil (666)
Biblehub Excerpts Commentary Links
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