SCRIPTURE: “And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man.” –D&C 89:10. [source]
CHURCH STATEMENT: “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. These two competing pieces of legislation take very different approaches when it comes to issues like access, distribution, control and the potential harm of the hallucinogenic compound, THC. In addition to the therapeutic, treatment, and control questions, there are several other important issues to be resolved. At the forefront is that the use of medical marijuana is still illegal under federal law. We agree with groups such as the American Medical Association, who have said that further study is warranted before significant public policy decisions on marijuana are advanced. For these reasons, the Church urges a cautious approach.” –Official church statement, 12 February 2016. [source]
COMMENTARY: If the church were really true, the statement would have stopped after the first sentence. And their pretended concern for federal law? Only when convenient. If that were really their concern, they would have opposed both proposals. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.