‘Behind the Headlines’: Mormon church opposes Utah’s medical marijuana ballot initiative, but not its use under specific circumstances

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jack Gerard of the LDS Church, with Lisa Harkness and Craig Christensen, announces the church's opposition to Utah's medical marijuana initiative at a news conference in Salt Lake City, Thursday Aug. 23, 2018.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opposes Utah’s medical marijuana ballot initiative, but not the use of the drug under all circumstances. Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. Chris Stewart respond to news about former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. And, though legal, private meetings held by subcommittees of the Inland Port Authority draw more criticism from the public over a lack of transparency.

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