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Leaders From Different Faiths Advocate For Medical Marijuana in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – Leaders from various faiths gathered at the Utah State Capitol this week, where they called on members of the legislature to pass a law allowing patients to use medical marijuana.

Anna Zumwalt, a Soto-Zen Buddhist Priest from Salt Lake City, was among those who attended.

“We hope that the legislature will act with compassion, and not put government between the sacrosanct doctor-patient relationship,” Zumwalt said.

Rev. Patty C. Willis of the South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society was also present.

“As faith leaders, we must be the voices of those who are quietly suffering,” Willis said.

The state senate passed two medical marijuana bills, but one in particular, SB 73, faces an uphill battle in the House. The bill is the more expansive of the two bills, and some lawmakers have said the LDS Church’s position on SB 73 makes it difficult to get it passed in Utah. [Read more at Fox13now.com]

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