CNA Staff, Sep 29, 2020 / 11:01 am
The Arizona bishops have registered their opposition to a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state, saying it would be harmful to families and children.
"It is anticipated that legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Arizona will lead to more abuse by teens, increase child fatalities, and result in more societal costs," they said in a Sept. 23 statement.
"Accordingly, due to these detrimental effects, we strongly oppose this dangerous proposal."
Proposition 207, the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, will appear on the ballot in the state in November. It would allow persons 21 and older to possess one ounce of marijuana, and provide for the sale of the drug.