Utah medical marijuana group forgoes 2016 ballot initiative

A Utah group pushing to add a medical marijuana proposal to the November ballot has abandoned its efforts for the year, sounding a death knell for the state getting a more expansive cannabis law in 2016.

Leaders of the group called Truce said it would have been extremely difficult to collect the nearly 102,000 signatures to get the initiative on this year’s ballot, and if it started the process and failed, it would have to wait two years before trying again. But they may try again next year.

“It would have been too tight,” said Candy Wagner, a patient advocate and spokeswoman for Truce.

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