But even the Cool New Pope has his limits.
And one of those limits is the legalization of marijuana.
“Francis told members of a drug-enforcement conference meeting in Rome on Friday that even limited attempts to legalize recreational drugs ‘are not only highly questionable from a legislative standpoint, but they fail to produce the desired effects.’”
And he’s weighed in against this before.
“That’s what I call papal bull,” someone is probably murmuring right now, assuming that someone has an unclear notion of what a Papal Bull is.
But the message is clear. Hail Mary. Hold the Jane.
How can the Pope frown on marijuana? After all, St. Stephen became a martyr after getting stoned.
Regardless: No smoke emerging from the Vatican any time soon.