420 with CNW – Activists to Halt Legal Challenge to Utah’s Cannabis Legalization Initiative

September 22, 2020 03:25:21

Back in 2018, Utah’s legislature passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state and the move was met with quite the resistance from legalization advocates. Although voters in the state had voted to legalize medical marijuana via Proposition 2, state legislators supplanted it with the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, a more tightly controlled plan for providing marijuana-based treatment. According to Gov. Gary Herbert, the legislation acted as a bridge between opponents of Proposition 2 such as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and those who supported the initiative.

However, groups like Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education (“TRUCE”) and the Epilepsy Association of Utah were not comfortable with the medical cannabis initiative and filed a lawsuit against the legislature. Two years and countless court battles later, a spokeswoman for TRUCE has announced that the group will file in state court to withdraw the lawsuit. The case is being pulled due to the group’s inability to keep paying legal costs over the two year legal battle, explains TRUCE founder, brain tumor survivor and longtime…


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