This week in Utah, state senator Mark Madsen helped push a bill through the Utah Senate legalizing medical marijuana, despite LDS Church opposition. The LDS Church’s main concern was over “unintended consequences.” The bill moves onto the House and it is unclear how they will vote on it.
In other news, state senator Steve Urquardt has sponsored a bill outlawing the death penalty on future cases. Urquardt argues that it will save tax payer money. He has previously been a proponent of the death penalty.