Lawsuit challenges Utah lawmakers’ decision to replace medical marijuana ballot initiative

SALT LAKE CITY — The medical marijuana advocacy group Together For Responsible Use and Cannabis Education is suing Gov. Gary Herbert and Dr. Joseph Miner, the executive director of Utah’s Department of Health, over the new law replacing Proposition 2.

The lawsuit was filed late Wednesday in Salt Lake City’s 3rd District Court. TRUCE founder Christine Stenquist and the Epilepsy Association of Utah’s Doug Rice are the plaintiffs. It seeks to declare the legislature’s replacement for Prop. 2 unconstitutional.

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