A group of church leaders in Illinois is against the legalization of marijuana.

When the new Governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker, announced he was going to legalize recreational cannabis, I was just waiting for him to get attacked by the opposition. It was surprisingly quiet, until now.

The Roman Catholic Bishops in Illinois have announced they are against any changes in the marijuana laws for the state.

According to mystateline.com,

"The six bishops issued a statement Monday that they oppose legalization because they are "committed to the common good."

"The bishops say legalization will only add to the country's crisis with illicit drugs and prescription opioids. They point to peer-reviewed research that indicates marijuana is addictive and studies that show addicts started with alcohol and marijuana."

Governor Pritker believes $1 billion worth of taxes a year could be generated by legal pot.

What do you think?


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