Mexican Cardinal OK’s MMJ Use

By Oregon Cannabis Connection

Roman Catholic Cardinal Norberto Rivera said at a news conference that the Catholic church has no issues with the use of medical marijuana. The AP reported:

“The cardinal who also serves as the archbishop of Mexico City said Sunday that the church has never had a problem recommending the use of ‘all elements from nature that can be used to help improve health.’ He recalled that when he was a child the plant was commonly used for health reasons such as relieving pain.”

The comments follow the recent introduction of a measure to congress by Mexico City mayor Miguel Angel Mancera to legalize medical marijuana. In November, a major ruling by Mexico’s Supreme Court granted recreational marijuana use rights to four individuals. In the case, The Supreme Court ruled that marijuana possession and use was a fundamental human right.

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