Lawmakers Meeting For Medical Marijuana Special Session
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Monday was the first business day after Prop 2 went into law, which legalized medical marijuana in Utah.
The House and the Senate both met to look at the compromise bill, which was drafted even before Prop 2 was passed by voters in November.
Even though it was described as a broad compromise with a lot of support, there is still controversy. Advocacy groups are calling on lawmakers to honor the will of the voters and not make too many changes.
Republican lawmakers wanted more safeguards and said they wanted to prevent unintended consequences.
The Utah Legislature can make any changes to ballot initiatives at any time after they become law, which is why the people behind Prop 2 decided to come to the table and negotiate.
There are two more items on the agenda Monday. One deals with changes to Utah’s driver licenses so they comply with federal law. The other is to secure additional funding for the prison.
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