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Letter: Utah should pass a law banning Mormons from using marijuana

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2015, file photo, Alaska Cannabis Club CEO Charlo Greene prepares to roll a joint at the medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. In their zeal to get voters to support legalizing adult use of marijuana in 2014, proponents suggested a tax on the plant equivalent to $800 a pound that would be paid by growers. One of the concerns in Alaska is that the tax is squeezing growers' profit margins. Some have voiced concern that the tax keeps prices artificially high. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

In regards to the possible issues with writing rules on the medical pot initiative, I have a suggestion that will make life a lot easier for the state officials and those against the initiative as a whole.

Make it against the law for any tithe-paying member of the LDS Church to get a medical marijuana prescription (unless of course they are terminally ill, as suggested by the Mormon church and the LDS legislature). This way there will be no religious or moral challenges for them to overcome. They can go along using copious amounts of opioids and in doing so support the church’s investments in Big Pharma.

We, the unclean gentiles, generally a bunch of drunks anyway, will become addicted to other heinous drugs. Because as you all well know, medical marijuana is a gateway drug to hell.

The state can collect very high taxes on the pot (like alcohol) to use for things like better schools (LOL) or to clean up the air in the Salt Lake Valley (another LOL). Best I try not to raise the bar too high.

Roger Strand, Park City

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