Utah Activists Are Gathering Petition Signatures for Medical Marijuana

Getty A group of activists in Utah, called the Utah Patients Coalition, received approval from the state last week to begin collecting signatures for their proposed ballot initiative, the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. The initiative, which would become law if passed by voters in 2018, would allow people with specific conditions to use medical marijuana with a physician’s recommendation – however, smoking and home growing would both remain illegal, even for patients. The group managed to collect 1,000 signatures at a Willie Nelson concert already, and will be kicking off full-force in Salt Lake City at the Gallivan Center....

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