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Medical-marijuana advocates challenging new law in court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Medical-marijuana advocates in Utah are suing to block a compromise agreement legalizing the drug, saying it wrongly guts a measure approved by voters. The lawsuit filed Thursday says the changes create overwhelming obstacles for suffering patients. It asks a judge to set aside the overhaul […]

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Governor signs medical-marijuana compromise into law

Governor signs medical-marijuana compromise into law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a compromise agreement that guaranteed legalization of medical marijuana but has sparked concern that it creates too many hurdles for patients trying to access the drug. Herbert said late Monday the passage of the bill was a […]

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Education ballot measure fails, marijuana too close to call

Education ballot measure fails, marijuana too close to call

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah voters rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have boosted education funding through a gas tax in a state that has the lowest per pupil spending in the nation. Three other ballot initiatives were leading, but too close to be declared victorious at the […]

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Pot legalization advocates seek foothold in Midwest states

Pot legalization advocates seek foothold in Midwest states

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states. Michigan and North Dakota, where voters previously authorized medical marijuana, will decide […]

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Mormon church ramps up opposition to medical pot plan

Mormon church ramps up opposition to medical pot plan

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is ramping up its opposition to a medical-marijuana proposal in Utah even as leaders insist they would support patients using the drugs under stricter controls. A leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jack Gerard, said Thursday the faith […]

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Medical marijuana to face tough battle in conservative Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Medical marijuana backers in Utah are gearing up for an intense battle that could test the nationwide trend in support of medicinal pot. Their initiative appears headed to the November ballot after opponents on Monday withdrew their court challenge which had been the last legal […]

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Utah Gov. would oppose medical marijuana, Medicaid measures

Utah Gov. would oppose medical marijuana, Medicaid measures

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he will oppose ballot initiatives allowing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid in his state, but is okay with two other potential measures in November. Herbert said Thursday during his monthly televised news conference on KUED-TV that the medical marijuana measure […]

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Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country, further underscoring how quickly feelings about marijuana are changing in the United States. If the two measures pass, Utah and Oklahoma will join 30 other […]

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Mormon church opposes Utah medical marijuana initiative

Mormon church opposes Utah medical marijuana initiative

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church came out against a medical marijuana ballot initiative in Utah on Tuesday as opposition mounts against the proposal that would allow people with certain medical conditions access to pot. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement Tuesday […]

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Physicians group: Medical pot campaign misleading voters

Physicians group: Medical pot campaign misleading voters

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Medical Association is accusing the leaders of an effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state of misleading voters into supporting the measure. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the association says the “initiative is not about medicine.” The group says supporters have used the images […]

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