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A battle over marijuana pits the Mormon Church against an unlikely group: other Mormons

WEST JORDAN, Utah - Brian Stoll faced a dilemma as his wedding day approached. For more than a year, he had been smoking marijuana to treat severe back pain, but to remain in good standing with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and get married in the temple, he had to stop using pot.

Since marijuana was illegal under Utah law, church leaders told him, it was forbidden. Stoll turned to an opioid painkiller and has continued using it since his marriage three years ago, despite unpleasant side effects and its inability to match the soothing qualities of marijuana.

"This was devastating ... I had to choose between my health and my fiancee," Stoll said recently. "It seemed asinine that if I lived in another state, I wouldn't have to make such a difficult decision."

Perhaps soon, Stoll said, that could all change for

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