Utahns admit marijuana use to encourage lawmakers on legalization - KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY — Three Utahns told lawmakers Wednesday that they are using marijuana, even though it is illegal in the state.

It was part of their plea, at the urging of Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, to encourage state leaders to legalize marijuana for medicinal use.

"This is about the patients," Madsen said. "I came into this issue because of the patients, because of the people who are suffering needlessly because of government policy."

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