Utah Supreme Court rejects challenge to medical marijuana law – St George NewsPosted by On


Marijuana plants for sale at a dispensary in Oakland, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018 | Associated Press file photo by Mathew Sumner, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to a state law that replaced the voter-approved law legalizing medical marijuana.

The court on Tuesday dismissed the petition by The People’s Right group that argued the governor and the state Legislature acted unconstitutionally when they replaced the medical marijuana ballot initiative with a more restrictive law in December.

The group had argued that Republican Gov. Gary Herbert had effectively vetoed the original measure known as Proposition 2 by calling a…

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