By Anthony Martinelli

An initiative to legalize medical marijuana has been passed by Utah voters.

The Utah Medical Cannabis Act (Proposition 2) was passed by a large majority of voters, showing that medical marijuana has strong support even in one of the most conservative and religious states in the country.

The initiative legalizes the possession and use of marijuana and marijuana products for those who receive a recommendation from a physician and register with the state. The measure authorizes a licensed system of marijuana dispensaries, which will be allowed to sell up to two ounces of cannabis to a qualified patient.

After January 1, 2021, individuals with medical cards will be allowed to grow up to six marijuana plants for personal use within their homes if there are no dispensaries within 100 miles. The measure exempts the sale of medical marijuana from the sales tax.

Utah now joins over 30 other states that have legalized at least some form of medical marijuana.

For the full text of Proposition 2, click here.

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