In my mind, alcohol and marijuana are both recreational drugs. Yet they allow alcohol.
But then again, some alcohol like beer and wine has other nutritional value. I don't know if anybody's touted the nutritional value of the hard liquors but they didn't ban them when I was a JW.
And I don't see how an edible version that you're not smoking would be any different. The nutritional value is probably not at issue. Even if it has none. Neither do food dyes, but we still eat things with those. And I've never heard a JW tell you you can't eat a cupcake with blue or green frosting.
I think, for every knock on marijuana, you can find equivalent things that they allow. So the only thing barring it was that it was illegal. But now it's not in some states. And not just medicinal, recreational.
But that's what I was looking for. Has the legalization changed their position and I guess not. Medicinal, OK. Recreational, NO.
True, like DesirousofChange says, there's that whole spiritism factor some of them believe in. And it's still going to be considered a vice to them.
I would love to see the GB high all the time. Imagine how things would change for the better? Disfellowshipping, gone. Blood transfusions? Yes. And imagine the crazy new Revelation book they'd write.