First of all, I would not encourage participating in any activity that is illegal. Here are some questions for discussion: I have had medical problems in the past in which herbal or "home" remedies (elderberry extract, apple cider vinegar, etc.) have worked better then "drug company" drugs (especially concerning viral infections). Question 1. What does the Bible say about herbal remedies? Is it okay or is it warned against? Are there any mentioned in the Bible? Surely people in those days used medicine and herbs like the rest of the world throughout history. I have heard that olive oil was used for a lot of heath reasons in Biblical times. Also, some people make their own wine and use it moderately (a glass or two usually with food) by doctor's advice to reduce chances of heart attacks after heart problems and because is something they enjoy drinking at parties (like the wedding at Cana where Christ made wine) as it acts as a slight social lubricant (when used lightly and moderately) and generally makes the heart glad. Others use it in religious ceremonies (Jews at Passover, early Christians drank wine at the Lord's supper and some still do, etc.). Question 2. What does the Bible say about wine? Is it okay or is it warned against (for each application: health, social pleasure, and for spiritual communion)? Well, I suppose we know the answers to this one since Christ made wine for a wedding party (the host told him it was the kind that people usually bring out first, the good wine, that people got a little drunk from... though not necessarily "fail the sobriety test drunk" if you know what I mean). Also, the Bible says Christ drank wine, though it never says he got exceedingly drunk. Even though the Bible says Noah got drunk in Genesis 9:22, it never says he got "exceedingly drunk" or drunk to a level that is sinful (which is prohibited by Ephesians 5:18, where it says not to be "drunk with excess"). Both Noah and Christ surely would've passed police field sobriety tests after drinking their wine. When the Bible describes "drunk" to a sinful level it describes someone who would not pass a field sobriety test (in other words, they look like they are on a "ship at high sees" (see Proverbs 22) (we've all seen these people on cops, they can't even walk straight!!) and they can't see well and even may vomit (Isaiah 28). It doesn't ever say Noah or Christ were in that state. Noah did sleep after it mentions him drinking, but people took naps during the heat of the day sometimes, and perhaps it was the evening time. Some people grow or buy their own herbs, using some of the ones I mentioned above for health reasons, and sometimes using other herbs for spiritual communion and social pleasure, similar to the way some people use alcohol. An example of a legal plant that is used as a drug is salvia, see link at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_divinorum It is a psychoactive substance that can have hallucinogenic effects. Question 3: What does the Bible say about salvia? Is it okay or is it warned against? I personally would say this drug would be advised against in large enough quantities to produce hallucinations, since "trouble seeing" is one of the ways the Bible describes "drunk to excess". Also, some people grow and smoke marijuana in California in order to relieve their glaucoma and help with their creativity as artists. It is legal to aquire for medical reasons in that state, and some people who use it for medical reasons find it also has the side effect of being a social lubricant similar to the drug in wine (alcohol) and in aiding their creativity and helping their spiritual communion. Question 4: What does the Bible say about marijuana? Is it okay or is it warned against? I personally would say this drug would be advised against Biblically in large enough quantities to produce hallucinations, since "trouble seeing" is one of the ways the Bible describes "drunk to excess". However, Wikipedia and other online resources describe hallucinations as only occurring from this drug when massive amounts are used very quickly (massive and excessive amounts of alcohol quickly can induce hallucinations also). P.S. - I would not encourage participating in any activity that is illegal.