Utah's Governor Promises 'Bill That Everybody Can Support' If Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Fails

Utah's Governor Promises 'Bill That Everybody Can Support' If Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Fails

Gov. Gary Herbert said if Prop. 2 fails in November, he would push lawmakers to pass a medical cannabis bill.

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August 31, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert said he would prod the Utah State Legislature to pass "a bill that everybody can support" on medical marijuana, should Proposition 2 fail.

Speaking to reporters at his monthly news conference on KUED, Gov. Herbert reiterated his opposition to Prop. 2. However, he acknowledged the state has been slow to deal with the issue of medical cannabis.

The governor said he is not necessarily against medical cannabis itself, but said there needed to be more controls in place than what is in the initiative itself. He repeatedly expressed concerns about "unintended consequences" of the ballot initiative.

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