How Many Mormons Use Marijuana, Anyway?

How Many Mormons Use Marijuana, Anyway?
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This fall Utah voters will go the polls to vote on Proposition 2 which, if passed, would legalize medical marijuana in the state. Public opinion polls show the measure to be popular with Utah voters, despite opposition from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which wields considerable influence in Utah's social and political culture.

While formally opposing the ballot initiative, the Church has recently announced that it does not formally object to the use of marijuana in select medical cases per se. It has asked the Utah State legislature to legalize medical marijuana while remaining opposed to legalization by popular vote.

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