BOSTON (RNS) — For many people of faith in the Bay State, legalization hasn’t burned away the moral issues that come with using drugs for fun.
Their support for a medical marijuana measure on Tuesday's ballot could ensure Oklahoma joins the growing list of states that have legalized some form of pot.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) — Clergy on both sides of State Question 788, which would permit the distribution of medical marijuana, call it a moral issue, with proponents arguing that pot will reduce dependence on opioids and critics, including the state's Southern Baptist convention and Catholic conference, saying it will lead to recreational use.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California authorities said religious organizations will have to obtain a state license when they become available next year like everyone else if they want to legally grow marijuana in California.
MERCED, Calif. (Reuters) The sisterhood stresses that its seven members, despite the moniker, do not belong to any order of the Catholic Church.
(RNS) Marijuana, gun control, the death penalty and the minimum wage are some of the issues being highlighted by religious leaders.
DENVER (RNS) As evangelicals fear losing social influence amid America’s shifting mores, some are reaching out to the other side.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (RNS) "God made the plant, and said in Genesis 1:31 that everything he made was very good."
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “To think that harm can be reduced by permitting drug addicts to use narcotics in no way resolves the problem," Pope Francis said.
(RNS) Experts say societal changes will accelerate on issues such as same-sex marriage, interracial marriage, legalization of marijuana and childbearing among the unwed. One reason? Younger people are more liberal and less conventional.