In 1604 King James I of England issued his statute against Witchcraft, in which the king wrote that Witches are loathe to confess without torture.
In Germany confessions were usually obtained under torture, following a format established by Roman Emperors Constantine, Valentine, and Valens in the fourth century. As a result, the vast majority of records from German Witch Trials in the 1500s and 1600s are repetitve and monotonous.
The Malleus Maleficarum states: He must not be too quick to subject a witch to examination, but must pay attention to certain signs which will follow. And he must not be too quick for this reason: unless God, through a holy Angel, compels the devil to withhold his help from the witch, she will be so insensible to the pains of torture that she will sooner be torn limb from limb than confess any of the truth. But the torture is not to be neglected for this reason, for they are not equally endowed with this power, and also the devil sometimes of his own will permits them to confess their crimes without being compelled by a holy Angel.
kinds of Christian torture:
November 4, 1660 Elizabeth Brose tortured to death for Witchcraft in the castle at Gommern, Germany.
What possible reason could the U.S. government have for such Draconian penalties for cannabis? It is because Chrsitianity has always imposed Draconian penalties for Witchcraft, including torture and the death penalty. The Controlled Substances Act imposes harsher penatlies for cannabis than for rape, murder, and torture because the Christian judges and Congresspersons consider Cannabis Witchcraft to be a more serious religious offense than violent crimes.