Historically, moves to make significant changes to cannabis laws in Utah have struggled to make headway among the state’s largely conservative lawmakers. But things could change in 2018.
Earlier this month, the Utah House of Representatives approved a bill allowing for the controlled cultivation of cannabis. This could pave the way to a more robust medical marijuana program.
Even more promising, Governor Gary Herbert recently hinted that the state could be considering a dramatically-expanded medical marijuana program.
Meanwhile, swelling popular support among Utah voters is fueling the movement.
Final Hit: These 12 States Could Pass Marijuana Laws This Year
Cannabis law has already been a hot topic in 2018. Some states have made quick progress toward more progressive laws while others have taken steps backward. But some states could pass marijuana laws this year.
For example, Vermont legalized recreational weed earlier this year. Residents of the state can legally possess up to an ounce of weed starting this July. On the other hand, Virginia lawmakers killed a decriminalization bill at the end of January.