Millions of Americans Turn Out to See the World’sMost Prominent Opponent to Marijuana Legalization

Smart Approaches to Marijuana

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September 25, 2015                                                       

 

Millions of Americans Turn Out to See the World’sMost Prominent Opponent to Marijuana Legalization-

Pope Francis

A mid the headlines highlighting the Pope’s stances on an array of hot button political issues like climate change, immigration, poverty, the death penalty and capitalism, we would like to highlight one of his positions that is perhaps less well-known –  

Pope

Pope Francis

Attempts, however limited, to legalize so-called ‘recreational drugs,’ are not only highly questionable from a legislative standpoint, but they fail to produce the desired effects.   – Pope Francis 

In his address to the  International Drug Enforcement Conference in Rome held in June of 2014,  Pope Francis could not have been any clearer. He emphasized his opposition to legalization saying,“Let me state this in the clearest terms possible: the problem of drug use is not solved with drugs!”

 

CNN

CNN

Pope Francis says he opposes making recreational drugs legal

 

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Pope says nope to dope – that is, legalized marijuana


 

NBC News

NBC News

Pope Francis Condemns Legalization of Marijuana

 

The Washington Times

The Washington Times

Pope Francis condemns ‘evil’ marijuana

Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America

Pope condemns efforts to legalize marijuana

Newsweek

Newsweek

Pope Francis Speaks Out Against Legalization of Marijuana and Other Drugs

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About SAM

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), a nonpartisan, non-profit alliance of physicians, policy makers, prevention workers, treatment and recovery professionals, scientists, and other concerned citizens opposed to marijuana legalization who want health and scientific evidence to guide marijuana policies. SAM has affiliates in 30 states.

 

Source: www.learnaboutsam.org  25th September 2015 Contact: Will Jones

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