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Mexican bishops oppose bid to decriminalize marijuana

Catholic World News - June 06, 2011

The Catholic bishops of Mexico have rejected calls for the legalization of marijuana.

“The fight against drugs must be a global effort, not a unilateral action,” said Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes, the president of the Mexican bishpos’ conference. “Therefore, if a country allows the use of a drug, many people from other countries will feel free to go to that country, and the state in question would not be able to face the serious health problems that would arise.”

In Mexico especially, the legalization of marijuana would undercut efforts to combat the rising influence of drug-trafficking gangs, the bishops’ statement said. An effective anti-drug policy must stress opposition to all drug use, they said.

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  • Posted by: unum - Jun. 07, 2011 8:30 AM ET USA

    I thought only the U.S. was "blessed" with politician-bishops, but I guess it's a hemispheric thing. If the bishops want to set public policy, let them resign and run for office like anyone else. As I remember the Scriptures, Jesus never gave Caesar advice about anything.

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