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The state constitution ‘prohibits the Utah Legislature from materially undermining, by repeal or amendment, the core purposes of legislation passed through the initiative process,’ the lawsuit argues.”
If the legislature had put as much time into thoughtful amendments to Prop 2 – which we would have participated in making as not every change is bad – Utah could have been in great shape and the great majority of the patient community could be walking arm in arm with their representatives today.
But that’s not where we are. This bill still stinks to high heaven.
Medical marijuana advocates say they are exploring legal action challenging the Legislature’s move to replace Proposition 2 “at the behest” of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Attorney Rocky Anderson wrote a letter, on behalf of the plaintiffs, calling for a separation of church and state.
A final “compromise” bill is expected to be made public next week, said Connor Boyack, the president of the Libertas Institute, who has been involved in the closed-door negotiations.
There has never been a more important time to support this important work. We are fighting for the rights of all Utahns: for dignity, for respect, and to improve our quality of life.