We wish they were wrong but believe they are right.
The statement from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops was released after the Cannabis Act received royal assent June 21, and after the prime minister invited Canadians to legally light up starting Oct. 17, the day recreational marijuana use becomes legal. It is a seriously flawed piece of legislation in that it disregards the documented harm that legal pot will inflict on public health, family life and spiritual wellbeing.
Heavyweight organizations opposed to legalization include the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the Canadian Paediatric Society. They join a