Ahead of Utah Medical Marijuana Vote, Lawmaker Tries Pot in Vegas

October 25, 2018

A Utah lawmaker drove to Las Vegas and tried marijuana for the first time ahead of an upcoming vote on a proposition that would legalize its use in his state for individuals with qualifying medical conditions.

Salt Lake City TV station KUTV reported Sen. Jim Dabakis wanted to try cannabis before the vote.

Dabakis selected an edible gummy bear for the test, saying legislators should at least try marijuana before it’s up for vote next month.

Dabakis, a Salt Lake City Democrat, said in a Facebook video in front of a dispensary that it’s “not a big deal.”

“I wouldn’t recommend it as sheer candy,” he added. “It’s kind of bitter.”

Many lawmakers have said they don’t support Proposition 2, but others have said they would support a medical cannabis compromise that’s set to be discussed in a special legislative session.

“It dawned on me (last) Wednesday on the floor of the Senate that the Legislature is going to have the final say on this medical marijuana,” Dabakis said.

Looking around at the other legislators, the senator said something bothered him.

“I thought, ‘Maybe nobody on this floor has ever tried marijuana,”’ Dabakis said. “I think if the Legislature would actually try it they would find it and realize this is no big deal, and at least let those who are suffering have the help that they need.”

Topics Cannabis

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  • October 30, 2018 at 9:50 am
    Fair Playing Field says:
    I expect he hit In-N-Out first for a Double-Double animal style with chopped chilies, fries and a large root beer.
  • October 26, 2018 at 1:30 pm
    Jack King says:
    Robert, in all fairness, how many people do you know would drive from Utah to Vegas to get high if they didn't already know what it was like? My question is Did he drive back... read more
  • October 26, 2018 at 11:40 am
    Agent says:
    Pretty clear you are high when you posted your nonsense. Everyone knows that Medical leads to Recreational use and then used as a gateway drug for more serious drugs.

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