Utah Advocates Have Enough Signatures to Put MMJ Question to Voters
By TG Branfalt
Utah voters will likely have a chance to consider legalizing medical cannabis this November, according to a Fox13 report. The Utah Patients Coalition told the station that county clerks have verified 120,000 signatures, while the Lt. Governor’s Office has verified another 117,000 – far exceeding the 160,000 signatures required to put the issue to voters.
DJ Schanz, a member of the advocacy group, said the coalition is “continually encouraged by the numbers.”
“We’ve been surprised that the more conservative rural areas have actually been extremely supportive. They’ve seen the effects of the opioid epidemic more than anybody.” – Schanz to Fox13