Mormons and pot
The large pharmaceutical companies don’t want easily available medical marijuana. That is no surprise and it’s easy to see their motivation. If approved through the “appropriate channels” and legalized as a prescription drug, it would probably be the most profitable drug ever to hit the market. What costs around $150 per ounce in those states where it’s legal, the pharmaceutical behemoths would likely turn into a $10,000 per month prescription for those who desperately need it
Unfortunately, those pharmaceutical companies are some of the biggest contributors to campaign funding, so it’s easy to see why most lawmakers have a mantra similar to that of the Mormon church. It also suggests another possible motive for the church’s opposition to the upcoming ballot initiative. Let’s just consider, that among the Mormon church’s stock investments are very large holdings of pharmaceutical stocks. As a former surgeon, current church prophet Russell M. Nelson should remember his Hippocratic Oath. Consigning the chronically ill to interminable pain is not in keeping with that Oath. As a former surgeon, current church prophet Russell M. Nelson should remember his Hippocratic Oath. Consigning the chronically ill to interminable pain is not in keeping with that Oath. It’s time for Nelson to work toward the greater good rather than getting stuck in the politics. Frankly, there is nothing good, compassionate, or Christian in the church’s position.
From the Article (City Weekly):
Mormons and pot
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