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California bishops concerned about ballot initiative to legalize marijuana

Catholic World News - October 22, 2010

The California Catholic Conference has raised serious questions about Proposition 19, a state ballot initiative that would legalize the use of marijuana.

The measure “could have severe unintended consequences impacting the safety of highways, workplaces and communities,” the California Catholic Conference notes, adding that if the measure is approved, California workplaces will not pass the standards for federal drug-free environments.

The conference urges Catholic voters to reflect on the moral dimension of marijuana use, citing a Vatican statement that the use of the drug is “incompatible with Christian morality.”

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  • Posted by: Defender - Oct. 23, 2010 9:09 PM ET USA

    It seems to me that the bishops should also be concerned with currently sitting politicians and those running for reelection; many have opinions and voting records that are certainly, "incompatible with (Catholic) morality."

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