Utah Voters Approved Medical Marijuana, Now State Lawmakers Want A Rewrite

Voters in Utah voted to legalize medical marijuana this year. Now state lawmakers are meeting to rewrite the provisions, but supporters of the initiative say lawmakers are overstepping.
A Proposition 2 supporter on election night at a watch party for patient advocates in Utah. Source: Renee Bright

Utah lawmakers are getting ready to meet in a special lame-duck session on Monday to rewrite a medical marijuana law that voters passed this November. Patient advocates are saying the move is an end run around voters.

For the last year, Julie King, the mother of four from Saratoga Springs, Utah has been a vocal proponent of medical marijuana after she discovered she has an adverse reaction to opioids.

Over the summer, King was diagnosed with a subset of

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