Utah is just a few weeks away from a vote in November on an insurgent medical marijuana ballot initiative.
The Mormon church has decided to join lawmakers as well as the governor and advocates of the initiative.
Gov. Gary Herbert has said that regardless of how the initiative fares in the vote, he will call lawmakers into a special session after the election to pass the compromise into law. If the initiative passes, it will be revised under the terms of the deal. It if fails, the Legislature would consider a law under the new framework.
“I will do everything in my power to ensure this compromise passes in the special session,” remarked Utah Senate president Wayne Niederhauser.
“There will be medical cannabis here in our day in Utah,” stated advocate DJ Schanz.
Smoking marijuana would not be allowed under the ballot proposal but allows edible forms, lotions or electronic cigarettes.