FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2016 file photo financial adviser Rilie Ray Morgan holds a sign promoting an initiated measure that would legalize the use of medical marijuana while sitting in his south Fargo, N.D. home. Morgan, who suffers from chronic pain, says he has never used marijuana as a pain reliever but would like the option of doing so. The group sponsoring the measure began a series of last-minute TV and online ads ahead of the Nov. 8 election. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File)

The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Twin brothers, both devout Mormons, are among a growing legion of Utah residents embracing medical marijuana as a way to treat a host of ailments.

Nathan Frodsham has advanced degenerative disc disease, leaving him with burning pain as nerves in his neck are pinched by bones.

When he lived in Seattle, he started using marijuana to help treat his pain, but he transferred to Utah recently and is no longer allowed to use the drug.

KSL-TV ( ) Nathan and his brother Aaron Frodsham and their father are pushing for change in Utah to legalize the drug for medical purposes.

They've met with state lawmakers and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, telling them that the benefits medical marijuana could bring to people far outweigh the risks.


Information from: KSL-TV,