Boston Archdiocese Will Spend $850,000 to Fight Marijuana Legalization


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The Boston Archdiocese is making a major investment to fight marijuana legalization in Massachusetts. Because there are apparently no other problems in the world.

By Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist

Archdiocese spokesman Terrence Donilon said that decriminalizing pot would somehow be a “threat” to their other services helping the homeless and hungry.

“We provide extensive programs, and the church has historically spoken out on issues that are both a public policy matter and also impact the wider society in terms of serving those who are truly in need,” Donilon said. “We’re convinced now more than ever that these programs will take a negative impact. It’s going to have a huge societal impact.”

Not everyone agrees with that assessment, pointing out that pot is not a gateway drug and regulating it may actually alleviate more problems than it’ll ever cause.

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