Utah House Speaker Assures Dems That Medical Marijuana Agreement Was Not an Attempt to Sabotage Prop 2

Utah House Speaker Assures Dems That Medical Marijuana Agreement Was Not an Attempt to Sabotage Prop 2

“This is not to interrupt [Proposition 2]. This is to acknowledge it,” he said.

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October 25, 2018

Democratic state lawmakers Wednesday pressed Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes to explain how voters can have confidence that a medical marijuana bill will be passed if Proposition 2 fails.

Hughes acknowledged that skeptics have questioned the motives of the state leaders and advocates who crafted a legislative answer to the clamor for a Utah medical marijuana program. But he assured legislators that the consensus bill was not a plot to derail this year’s cannabis ballot initiative.

“This is not to interrupt [Proposition 2]. This is to acknowledge it,” Hughes said to lawmakers in the Senate Office Building. “If Proposition 2 were to fail, we’d still want to move forward with a model to provide medical cannabis to patients who need it.”

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