Lawmaker Who Originally Pushed for Medical Cannabis in Utah Returns to Back Compromise Bill

Lawmaker Who Originally Pushed for Medical Cannabis in Utah Returns to Back Compromise Bill

State Sen. Mark Madsen has returned to the Utah State Capitol to lend his support to a compromise medical marijuana bill.

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October 9, 2018
FOX13 (Salt Lake City)
Legislation and regulation Medical News Politics State by State: Utah

SALT LAKE CITY -- "The way it's played out, I never would have expected," former Utah State Sen. Mark Madsen said.

He returned to the Utah State Capitol to lend his support to a compromise medical marijuana bill being pushed by Gov. Gary Herbert, the House Speaker and Senate President and a coalition of supporters and opponents of Proposition 2. Madsen spoke to FOX 13 ahead of the event where he stood up and gave the compromise legislation his blessing.

It was Madsen's bills in the Utah State Legislature beginning in 2015 that originally sought to bring a full medical cannabis program to the state. When he ran his first bill, Madsen stunned people when he admitted to using marijuana to treat chronic pain.

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