“Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education (TRUCE) and the Epilepsy Association of Utah (EAU) dismissed the lawsuit in Salt Lake City’s 3rd District Court on Monday. While the case will not make it to trial, the plaintiffs believe it is a victory after the legislature backtracked on the idea of having the state dispense medical marijuana to qualifying patients.
‘This lawsuit was so much bigger than cannabis,’ TRUCE founder Christine Stenquist said in an interview with FOX 13 on Monday, calling the decision to drop the litigation ‘bittersweet’.”
Indeed. While we didn’t have the resources to stay in court another several years in taking on the whole state establishment, the lawsuit and our continuing activism has led to important changes in the replacement law which have helped make it less awful.
As the press release states, we are one of those proverbial mice that roared, taking on much more important people that we over the last six years, and damn, we collectively have something to show for it.
So…. …never forget, medical cannabis is now the law of the land in the state of Utah. We all did that! It’s a real start, and we’re not done yet….
NewsLocal News Actions Facebook Tweet Email Lawsuit over Utah’s replacement of medical cannabis ballot initiative is dropped State settles over attorneys fees A lawsuit challenging the Utah State Legislature’s replacement of Proposition 2, the medical cannabis ballot initiative successfully pass…