CCCB Statement of the Legalization of Cannabis/Marijuana for Recreational Use

On 19 June 2018, the Senate passed Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act. On 21 June 2018, the Bill received Royal Assent, thereby legalizing marijuana for recreational use in Canada. 
 
In response, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is issuing today the attached “Statement on the Legalization of Cannabis/Marijuana for Recreational Use.” This statement, provided in English and French, was approved by The Most Reverend Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and CCCB President. It comments on what the CCCB worries will be the effects of using and promoting the use of marijuana for recreational purposes, reiterating the information and insights already expressed in its prior “Statement on Canada’s Opioid Crisis and Drug Addiction”, as well as highlighting the important evidence-based concerns raised by a number of community professionals and the Holy See.
 

 

 

 

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Posted Tue, 07/03/2018 - 08:55 by stcharles