Is It Moral To Use Marijuana Recreationally? Portland-Area Faith Leaders Weigh In

OREGON:  Recreational marijuana might be legal in Oregon come July 2015, but is smoking pot moral?

That’s a question many Oregonians of faith are already wrestling with, including religious leaders in the Portland area.

While some faith leaders surveyed in the aftermath of Measure 91‘s passage took a stand against any recreational drug use, most identified the issue of pot as a moral gray area that hinges on the distinction between moderation and abuse.

To complicate things, leaders said “to use or not to use?” isn’t just a question of personal consequences — people of faith have an obligation to consider how their actions affect and tempt others.