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Social Media Reacts To Medical Marijuana Announcement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Aug 23, 2018, 12:50 PM | Updated: 9:29 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined Drug Safe Utah at a press conference Thursday to discuss medical marijuana.

Utahns will vote on the Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative this November.

Kem Gardner, kicking off the press conference for Drug Safe Utah, said Proposition 2 is “ill-conceived” and reiterated the group is opposed to it, saying it is “bad for Utah.”

Other speakers included a representative from the Utah Medical Association, a patient representative, and faith leaders including Elder Jack Gerard from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who said the Church isn’t opposed to marijuana being used for medicinal purposes but does not support Proposition 2.

Here’s how social media reacted (we’ll update this as additional relevant reactions are posted):

Some believe the Church shouldn’t be involved

Others pointed out the Church offered support for medical marijuana, just not in the form of Proposition 2

Is Drug Safe Utah’s vision feasible?

Money played a role in some responses

There were personal stories shared in favor of legalization

 

It was definitely an easy topic to poke fun at

For or against, this was also a reminder of the synonyms for marijuana

Watch the entire press conference here:

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Social Media Reacts To Medical Marijuana Announcement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints