NPR

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

Citiți o mostră, înregistrați-vă pentru a citi în continuare.

Mai multe de la NPR

NPR3 min cititeEnvironmental Science
Climate Change's Impact On Hurricane Sandy Has A Price: $8 Billion
Scientists have long thought some of the carnage from the 2012 hurricane might be attributable to a warming climate. New research calculates the additional flooding due to rising sea levels.
NPR1 min cititeMedical
Cancel The Olympics, Says Tokyo Doctors Association
Tokyo-area hospitals "have their hands full," the Tokyo Medical Practitioners Association says in an open letter to Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. The group represents some 6,000 primary care doctors.
NPR4 min cititeEnvironmental Science
To Be Carbon-Neutral By 2050, No New Oil And Coal Projects, Report Says
"This gap between rhetoric and action needs to close if we are to have a fighting chance" of reaching emissions goals, the head of the International Energy Agency says.