Archbishop Samuel Aquila warns of the consequences of the legalization and cultural acceptance of drugs.
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Marijuana, which remains illegal at the federal level, has now been legalized for recreational use in 21 states and the District of Columbia over the past decade.
Earlier this month President Joe Biden issued an executive order granting pardons for all federal marijuana possession convictions.
But Catholics continue to oppose its use, for reasons grounded in the Church’s moral and social justice teachings.
Be willing to stand in the breach and raise questions. Our society needs more of that.
DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: To determine whether or not you should do so, you have to get clear on all the bad side effects of your contemplated action.
In Colorado, negative consequences far outweigh positive ones, according to Catholic analysts.
Assisted suicide, pro-death penalty and legalized marijuana ballot measures were approved, but pro-life candidates performed well overall.
With medicinal and recreational marijuana on the Election Day ballot in at least nine states, Church leaders are drawing attention to known harms associated with legalizing the drug.