After medical marijuana, the Utah State Legislature could be looking at changes to the other ballot initiatives voters approved

January 12th, 2019 by admin Leave a reply »

SALT LAKE CITY — In the aftermath of a medical cannabis law that replaced voter-approved Proposition 2, patient advocacy groups say people are still navigating what the legislature approved.

“We have a law, but we don’t have real accessibility. So patients are wondering what do I do? What can I do?” said Christine Stenquist, the founder of Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education (TRUCE).

There’s no dispensaries operating in Utah yet and the state health department, which has been tasked with distributing medical cannabis, is still working to set up infrastructure. Doctors have also been slow to recommend medical cannabis despite being flooded with requests.

“I’m getting reports here and there that patients are like, ‘I found cubed gummies in this dispensary in Nevada,’ ‘Oh, I found possible blister packs over here in Colorado,'” Stenquist told FOX 13. “That is not acceptable. That is not acceptable for patients to have to travel all over the place to meet ridiculous requirements set by this compromise, this replacement bill.”

TRUCE was hosting an event in Park City on Tuesday to talk about the impact of the new medical cannabis law. The group is participating in a lawsuit against the governor and Utah Dept. of Health director over the new law, alleging it usurps the will of voters.

When it meets in a couple of weeks, the Utah State Legislature may see a few bills making minor tweaks to it. However, some lawmakers told FOX

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