October 04, 2018 08:11 PM MDT
State leaders, medical experts, clergy and others gathered on Utah’s Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City on Thursday to announce a compromise to Proposition 2, which would legalize distribution of medical cannabis in Utah.
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October 03, 2018 11:51 AM MDT
“We’re not opposed to medical marijuana,” said Marty Stephens, director of government relations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to a group of about 20 online influencers in the Relief Society Building in Salt Lake City on Saturday, September 29, 2018.
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September 20, 2018 08:05 PM MDT
“We believe this proposition loses sight of our real purpose, which is to relieve pain and suffering and, if passed, could become a slippery slope to unintended uses of marijuana,” Elder Christensen said.
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September 17, 2018 02:12 PM MDT
"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."
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By  LDS Living
August 24, 2018 12:40 PM MDT
On Thursday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following letter to Church members. Attached was an official statement about the medical marijuana initiative in Utah.
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August 23, 2018 04:26 PM MDT
"We respect the wise counsel of the medical doctors of Utah. The public interest is best served when all new drugs designed to relieve suffering and illness and the procedures by which they are made available to the public undergo the scrutiny of medical scientists and official approval bodies," the First Presidency said in a statement April 2018.
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May 11, 2018 07:24 PM MDT
The following was released by Mormon Newsroom on May 11:
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April 10, 2018 07:52 PM MDT
On Tuesday, the First Presidency released the following statement about the Utah marijuana initiative:
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June 28, 2017 12:31 PM MDT
To read the Church's full statement, click here.
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October 14, 2016 11:56 AM MDT
The First Presidency sent letters to Church members in four states on Wednesday, asking Saints to oppose physician-assisted suicide and recreational marijuana.
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April 28, 2016 03:30 PM MDT
If it were up to voters, medical marijuana would be a thing in Utah, at least according to the latest poll.
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February 22, 2016 07:15 PM MST
After expressing opposition to Utah Senate Bill 73 regarding medical marijuana, the Church later came out with a statement clarifying their stance on medical marijuana, saying,"While we are not in a position to evaluate specific medical claims, the Church understands that there are some individuals who may benefit from the medical use of compounds found in marijuana. For that reason, although the Church opposes SB 73, it has raised no objection to SB 89."
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February 13, 2016 02:17 AM MST
The Church has come out with a new statement clarifying and elaborating on their stance and views of medical marijuana.
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February 08, 2016 01:37 PM MST
Though they have expressed concern about Senate Bill 73, the Church has not raised objections to another proposed bill regarding medical marijuana in Utah.
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