What is the Churches postition on marijuana?
Can be bad, given certain circumstances, but not instrinsically evil in and of itself:

Fr. Heribert Jone's "Moral Theology" p. 110:
"Since <i>morpine, opium, chloroform</i> and similar drugs can also deprive one of the use of his reason temporarily, that which was said of intoxicating drinks holds true also for narcotics (Cf. 165, 4).
a) To use narcotics in small quantities and only occasionally, is a venial sin if done without a sufficient reason. Any proportionately good reason justifies their use, e.g., to calm the nerves, dispel insomnia, etc.
Such use becomes gravely sinful if it creates an habitual craving for "dope" which is more difficult to overcome than dipsomania and more injurious to health."


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What is the Churches postition on marijuana? - by BibleCatholicJMJ - 04-27-2008, 01:37 AM

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