Legislature should revisit medical marijuana issue

It might not be as hazy as we think.

A KVNU news report caught my attention this week, when they mentioned an earlier interview with Utah State Sen. Lyle Hillyard. Reportedly, Sen. Hillyard said that there are some issues from the 2016 legislative session that he would like to carry forward in discussions with his constituents, perhaps as an expansion of the very successful Saturday morning town hall meetings. In particular, Hillyard said that, in his opinion, we really need to go back to the issue of medical marijuana.

The State Legislature this year had two bills brought forward that would have legalized and governed the use of medical marijuana. SB73, sponsored by Sen. Mark Madsen, would have allowed “whole-plant” access for patients with a recommendation from a doctor, including products containing THC. The bill also allowed the use of medical marijuana for a broader list of illnesses and would have permitted

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