November 9, 2016 - Statement of the Archdiocese on Question 4

"We are very disappointed that Question Four was approved, allowing for the commercialization of marijuana in Massachusetts.  It was and continues to be encouraging that our parishes and many of our colleagues in the ecumenical and interfaith community gave significant time and support for the effort to defeat this harmful legislation.  Anticipating significantly increased demands on many of the Archdiocese’s social service and assistance programs, due to the documented effects of widespread marijuana use, we will continue to as best possible provide for the needs of the people we serve.”