Family Research Council believes that the broad decriminalization of marijuana or other psychoactive drugs will only increase usage and addictive behavior, which is detrimental to human dignity. Some argue that moderate use of a drug like marijuana, which often is seen as non-addictive and a much milder drug than heroin, is no different than having a glass of wine at dinner. However, medical experts have found that marijuana has far more harmful and complex psychoactive effects than a glass of wine. While limited use of therapeutic cannabinoids for medical purposes can be justified, we believe the broad decriminalization of marijuana or other psychoactive drugs will lead to further degradation of civil society and does not reflect the Christian virtue and maturity God calls his people to model.
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