Thursday, July 14, 2016

Arizona bishops oppose recreational marijuana

They call it harmful to children and families
Four bishops have signed a joint statement against legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona.
It "sends a message to children and young people that drug use is socially and morally acceptable," they wrote June 30.

"It is anticipated that legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Arizona will lead to more abuse by teens, more emergency room visits, more traffic deaths, and more societal costs."
Other U.S. bishops have spoken out against legalizing pot, and still others have spoken in favour of it for medical use. This comes after nearly 260,000 people signed petitions to put the question to Arizona voters. Read the full article here.

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