Utah Prohibitionists File Hail-Mary Motion to Stop Medical Marijuana Vote

SALT LAKE CITY — Medical marijuana opponents in Utah are filing an emergency motion asking a judge to block the proposal from the ballot, arguing it would break federal law.

The lawsuit filed Thursday is the latest in a fierce fight over the issue in conservative Utah. The measure appears poised to make it onto the November ballot despite a last-ditch signature-removal campaign.

Medical-marijuana supporters said Friday they’re dismayed at the lawsuit they called an attempt to stymie the democratic process.

If it passes, Utah would join 30 other states that allow

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