Salt Lake County DA backs medical marijuana legislation

SALT LAKE CITY — District Attorney Sim Gill appeared alongside dozens of people who have admitted to using medical marijuana in a show of support for legislation that would legalize it in Utah.

“We need to start thinking about our public policy,” Gill said Wednesday.

A pair of bills are being introduced in the upcoming legislative session that would allow medical cannabis in Utah — but with different impacts. One bill by Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, was unveiled Wednesday ahead of a news conference by the Libertas Institute, a Libertarian-leaning think tank that is backing his bill. It would allow for medical cannabis with THC to be distributed through the Utah Department of Agriculture and the Utah Department of Health.

The other bill, sponsored by Rep. Brad Daw, R-Orem, would allow medical cannabis with cannaboid oil under similar state regulation. Both bills are expected to be debated by lawmakers....

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