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0000017c-db5f-dc30-a1fe-df5fc5090000RadioWest and KUER News have been covering the debate around medical marijuana in Utah. We've spoken with journalists and researchers as well as proponents and opponents to Utah's Proposition 2. Stay tuned for more conversations as you prepare to vote in November.

The Politics Of Medical Marijuana

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Could medical marijuana ever be a reality in conservative Utah? Tuesday, we’re talking about the politics, popular opinion, and policies surrounding legalizing cannabis.

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Could medical marijuana ever be a reality in conservative Utah? Tuesday, we’re talking about the politics, popular opinion, and policies surrounding legalizing cannabis. First, we’ll start with the history of marijuana policy, and how 29 states have come to allow its medical use. We’ll then turn to Utah, where the Governor, the Utah Medical Association, and the LDS Church have voiced opposition to an initiative which seems likely to be on the ballot this fall.

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Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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