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Trib Talk: What is the future of medical marijuana in Utah?

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This year, Utah lawmakers considered legislation to legalize medical marijuana. They listened to harrowing stories from parents of children with rare diseases and Mormon mothers with cancer who traveled out-of-state for cannabis to ease their symptoms. At the same time, state tax commissioners and law enforcement urged caution before Utah follows Colorado into the medical marijuana business. In the end, the measure failed.

But it’s not dead. A new BYU poll found a majority of Utahns support letting those with qualifying illnesses take medical marijuana. And sponsoring Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, has one more year before he leaves office to push his idea through the Legislature.

At 12: 15 pm. Thursday, Madsen, state Tax Commission Chairman John Valentine and Spanish Fork mother Tenille Farr join Tribune health reporter Kristen Moulton to discuss the prospects for medical marijuana in Utah.

Watch this video chat at You also can join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+ or by texting 801-609-8059.

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