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Legalizing Weed: 5 Quotes From Lawmakers After Pot Failed to Become Legal in Utah

By    |   Monday, 18 May 2015 02:42 PM

Recently, Utah tried to join 23 other states that have legalized weed in some form. A bill legalizing medical marijuana passed the Utah House of Representatives but failed in the Senate by a vote of 15-14.

Here are five quotes from lawmakers after Utah failed to legalize weed.

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1. "I'm disheartened by the fear that seems to be the underlying theme of the opposition."
– Sen. Mark Madsen (R-Saratoga Springs), who crossed party lines to sponsor the bill that attempted to legalize weed, according to KSL.com

2. “Huge empires are built on keeping people away from this drug.”
-- Madsen, according to SFgate.com.

3. “A no vote doesn’t mean you aren’t intrigued with the idea, because many of us are, me included.”
-- Sen. Evan Vickers (R-Cedar City), The Daily Chronic

4. "I'm concerned it's an open door policy for abuse."
-- Sen. Todd Weiler (R-Woods Cross), who voted against the bill, explaining that it could give people access to pot for recreational purposes, according to KSL.com.

5. "I worry about legislation where we're making decisions (about) what's used for medical therapy."
– Republican House Speaker Greg Hughes, per KSL.com.

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