Utah lawmakers are working to revise Proposition 2, a voter-approved medical marijuana law. A special session has been set for this coming Monday, December 3rd to review a “compromised bill.” If approved, this new law would replace the ballot measure that was approved on November 6th.
Changes include removing the provision for growing your own marijuana and also creating a state-run dispensary model. The compromise is being made among marijuana proponents, including the Utah Patients Coalition and the Libertas Institute, and opponents, including the Utah Medical Association and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Supporters argue the new bill would help preserve public safety, while providing relief to patients.