State lawmakers gear up for another round of debate over medical marijuana

(KUTV) Utah's legislative session begins on January 25 and ends on March 11. Two Utah lawmakers will introduce competing bills to legalize medicial marijuana.

One bill, sponsored by Sen. Mark Madsen (R, Saratoga Springs), proposes to legalize the use of edible cannabis and another form to be vaporized and consumed. Madsen says he will not propose smoking pot, because there are other side effects associated with that method. His bill will allow for the marijuana to be destributed only to those with certain medical ailments and in a very regulated and controlled environment.

Madsen believes nearly 100,000 Utahns could potentially benefit with this bills passage.

A second bill, sponsored by Rep. Brad Daw (R, Orem) seeks only to expand a current law, that was passed to allow the use of cannabis oil to treat epilepsy in children.

A Kaysville woman with a brain tumor supports Madsen's bill and says full...

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