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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.

Utah's Medical Marijuana Controversy

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Utahns vote this fall on a ballot measure that would bring medical marijuana to this conservative state. Supporters say the proposal helps sick people treat their conditions, but opponents worry it lacks oversight and will lead to recreational pot.

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Later this fall, Utahns will weigh in on a ballot measure that would make the state the latest in the country to legalize medical marijuana. Under a proposal drafted by a local Libertarian think tank, people here could purchase cannabis for a range of uses. But medical professionals and the LDS church worry the measure is too lax, and that it will pave the way to recreational pot. We’re digging into the issue Monday, talking to both sides, and asking if conservative red Utah could really go green.

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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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