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Church Leaders Want Utah Legislature to Legalize Medical Marijuana by Year's End

"There is urgency," said Elder Jack N. Gerard of the Seventy said about legalizing medical marijuana. "This isn't 'let's wait till next year to have a conversation.' It needs to be dealt with soon. There's an urgency to accomplish this. . . . With this coalition, we're calling on public officials to act and act promptly."

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints want the Utah Legislature to legalize medical marijuana in a special session by the end of 2018.

"We'd like to see it done this year, in a special session this year," said Marty Stephens, the church's director of community and governmental relations. "We'd like to see these people that have needs — truly medical needs — we'd like to see them be able to get access to these medications in an appropriate, safe manner."

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