SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has clarified its differing opinions on two separate pieces of medical marijuana legislation.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports the church specified its concerns in a statement last week, saying the measures take very different approaches to access, distribution and control of the psychoactive compound THC.
Sen. Mark Madsen (R-Saratoga Springs) sponsored a bill that allows patients with a doctor’s recommendation to access products containing THC. He said in early February that the church owed an explanation to the people for its differing views.
A bill sponsored by Sen. Evan Vickers (R-Cedar City) and Rep. Brad Daw (R-Orem), with which the church finds no objection, legalizes products containing marijuana plant extracts containing almost no THC, just cannabidiol.
The church’s statement acknowledges that some patients may find relief in certain compounds of marijuana.
Senators could vote on both measures this week.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune