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Utah County stands against marijuana, makes Dec. 1 ‘Collective Responsibility Day’

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Posted at 3:50 PM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 10:08:06-05

OREM, Utah – Utah County Commissioners have declared Dec. 1 “Collective Responsibility Day” in a stand against marijuana.

The local SMART coalition is behind the anti-marijuana initiative.

A billboard titled “Let’s be blunt” is going up Tuesday to mark the occasion and to send the message that marijuana can be dangerous for young people.

Members of SMART said this effort is timely because some pending legislation could relax Utah’s laws on medical marijuana.

SMART said it believes if the laws are changed, it could lead to increased recreational pot use in Utah.

The billboard will remain up for the next three weeks, just in time for the legislative session.