Illinois Catholic leaders: Legalizing recreational marijuana a bad idea

SPRINGFIELD – Cardinal Blase Cupich and the state’s other five Roman Catholic bishops on Monday urged state lawmakers to abandon any plans to legalize recreational marijuana use.

“As lawmakers consider this issue, it is important to remember they are not only debating legalization of marijuana, but also commercialization of a drug into an industry the state will profit from,” the bishops said in the statement. “In seeking the common good, the state should protect its citizens.”
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Tell that to the Weed "Nuns"


Badger Catholic said...

Matt: Regarding your post about the Illinois Bishops being against the legalization of marijuana; they are correct.

The below is to the latest post of Hillsdale College's "Imprimis" newsletter. I just read my mailed copy on Saturday.

It is by author, Alex Berenson, who wrote "Tell Your Children: The Truth about Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence."
He became alerted to this story by his wife, who was a senior psychiatrist at New York's Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Institute for the criminally insane. It's a very different story than most people understand.

I'm sharing the link below. (FYI: Imprimis is a free newsletters containing very good speeches given at Hillsdale. One can call an 800 number, or subscribe online.)

Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

Badger Catholic said...