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KZMU News: Thursday December 6, 2018

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Utah patients can now legally obtain and use medical marijuana. But that doesn’t mean that the controversy is over just yet. In a special legislative session on Monday, state lawmakers replaced a voter-passed initiative with their own bill – the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Some praise the bill as a hallmark of compromise, others denounce it as blatantly upending the will of the voters and making cannabis access unreasonably restrictive to patients. Two pro-cannabis groups are now seeking to re-invoke the ballot initiative, alleging that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints unconstitutionally interfered with the state’s functions when it comes to the medical cannabis legislation.

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