Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn believes that the proximity of legal weed retailers to churches is indicative of a “spiritual war” amongst liberal problems and Christian values.

More than the previous two decades, a record quantity of cannabis reform bills have been introduced in Congress, marking a paradigm shift from the days when each and every lawmaker believed weed was a “gateway drug.” But even although a lot of Republican lawmakers are on board with legal weed these days, an old guard of hardline conservatives nonetheless stay entrenched in the dark ages of prohibition.

This previous weekend, Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn just proved that point. At the “In God We Trust Rally” held final Saturday in Colorado, Lamborn stated that the reality legal weed dispensaries are discovered on the very same streets as churches was proof of the “spiritual war our nation is entrenched in,” Marijuana Moment reports

“We have to have to appear no additional than our personal streets to see proof of this conflict,” Lamborn stated. “Marijuana dispensaries are on the very same streets as thriving churches.”

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A single may count on that Lamborn hails from the deep south, but he is essentially from Colorado, one particular of the initially states to legalize weed. When each and every other lawmaker from his house state took a stand against former Lawyer Common Jeff Sessions’ choice to let federal prosecutors to crack down on state-legal cannabis operations, Lamborn wrote a letter congratulating the now-ousted AG. 

Lamborn applauded Sessions for “upholding the law and recognizing the significant and established harms connected with marijuana,” when complaining that “legalizing marijuana has been negative for the state of Colorado” — in spite of ample proof to the contrary. The lawmaker did concede that he saw the worth in rescheduling cannabis to facilitate health-related study, but added that he wasn’t certain he “could assistance going beyond that.”

Legal weed is not the only enemy in Lamborn’s “spiritual war.” At the rally, which was aimed at “restoring faith, household, and freedom to Colorado,” Lamborn referred to as out abortion clinics and lawmakers wishing to “impose radical gender theory on young students when parents in godly residences teach their kids the virtue of marriage” as additional proof of this religious war.

Hopefully, Colorado voters will preserve these comments in thoughts when deciding no matter whether to renew Lamborn’s term subsequent year.