Lawmakers considering compromise on medical pot measure

Utah lawmakers were meeting Monday to consider changes to a voter-approved ballot initiative legalizing medical marijuana in a move that has generated backlash among supporters of the pot measure.

The plan for changes was announced before Election Day as part of a broad compromise that gained the support of the Mormon church.

The changes would block most marijuana edibles such as cookies that might appeal to children and prevent people from growing their own marijuana, even if they live far from a dispensary.

Smoking marijuana isn’t allowed in the original ballot measure and wouldn’t be allowed in a new version.

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