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Pope Francis speaks on drugs: just say no

Pope Francis speaks on drugs: just say no

At the 31st International Drug Enforcement Conference in Rome, Pope Francis called drug addiction “an evil” which cannot be healed with drugs and also spoke out against legalization of recreational drugs like Marijuana:

Let me state this in the clearest terms possible: the problem of drug use is not solved with drugs! Drug addiction is an evil, and with evil there can be no yielding or compromise,” Francis said, according to an English translation. “… No to every type of drug use. It is as simple as that. No to any kind of drug use.

The Washington Post has the story here.


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I would assume he doesn’t mean the medical use of legal drugs. And what about the medical use of drugs such as marijuana which is gradually becoming legal?

-Cullin R. Schooley


He’s ending all RC religious orders’ production of wine, beer, brandy then?

This problem is not well served by absolutism, IMO.

JC Fisher

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