Let the record officially state that Pope Francis does not support the legalization of recreational drugs.
According to the Boston Globe, the pope called legalization efforts a "veiled means of surrendering to the phenomenon" at a drug enforcement conference in Rome today. He added that, in addition to being "highly questionable from a legislative standpoint," these initiatives "fail to produce the desired effects."
If that isn't clear enough for you, this should hammer his position on the matter home: "Let me state this in the clearest terms possible: the problem of drug use is not solved with drugs!"
This means he's probably not a fan of Urugay's (a neighbor to his homeland of Argentina) decision to legalize the sale of joints at pharmacies. Oh well.
[via Boston Globe]
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