Medical cannabis advocates suing the state over Prop 2 override have a bigger goal: challenging the Legislature’s disregard of the peoples’ willPosted by On

The medical cannabis advocates suing the state after Monday’s passage of a Proposition 2 replacement bill are seeking to overturn that law, yes — but they also want to contest what they see as government overreach in muting the voice of the people in an election.

In the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in 3rd District Court by former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, the heads of the Epilepsy Association of Utah (EAU) and Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education (TRUCE) accuse the Legislature of abridging the rights of voters in an effort to appease The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And they argue that the Utah Medical Cannabis Act violates the state constitution’s provision for ballot initiatives by sweeping aside the plan approved by a majority of…

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