• Utah Vets for MedC

The Opposition swings... and misses!

Even though the Utah Medical Association and leaders of the LDS Church oppose the medical marijuana citizen initiative petition, three-fourths of Utahns support the measure, a new poll finds.

The medical marijuana ballot initiative was officially certified for the November ballot on Tuesday afternoon as Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox announced organizers met the signature gathering requirements.

A group opposed to the petition has filed suit against it in state court – and it may well be up to judges to decide if it goes on November’s ballot. But a super-majority of Utahns have made up their minds.

UtahPolicy pollster Dan Jones & Associates finds:

• 72 percent “strongly” or “somewhat” support the medical marijuana initiative.

• 25 percent (or one-fourth) oppose it.

• And only 2 percent are undecided.

That is a small “don’t know” number, clearly indicating that the Utah populace has made up its collective mind.

The LDS Church has issued several statements on the petition in recent weeks – mainly backing the opposition formed by the Utah Medical Association’s board of directors.

The church is now led by President Russell M. Nelson, a former heart surgeon.

But Jones finds that so far “very active” Utah Mormons are not following their church leadership on this issue:

Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah.

59% of those who self-identified to Dan Jones that they are “very active” in the LDS faith support the initiative. (more in the link)

Check out the entire story at Utah Policy -