Utah says no collusion with LDS Church over medical cannabis initiativePosted by On

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by medical cannabis advocates over a bill that replaced voter-approved Proposition 2.

In the filing, obtained by FOX 13, the state essentially argues The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not dictate what the Utah State Legislature does.

After voters approved Prop. 2, which allowed medical cannabis in the state of Utah, the legislature convened in a special session to replace it with their own bill. The legislation, negotiated with input from legislative leaders, Prop. 2 sponsors, and the LDS Church, rolled back some aspects of the citizen ballot initiative.

Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education (TRUCE) and the…

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