By Associated Press
(AP) — A Utah lawmaker drove to Las Vegas and tried marijuana for the first time ahead of an upcoming vote on a proposition that would legalize its use in his state for individuals with qualifying medical conditions.
Salt Lake City TV station KUTV reports Sen. Jim Dabakis wanted to try marijuana before the vote.
Dabakis selected an edible gummy bear for the test, saying legislators should at least try marijuana before it’s up for vote next month.
Dabakis, a Salt Lake City Democrat, said in a Facebook video in front of a dispensary that it’s “not a big deal.”
“I think if the Legislature would actually try it they would find it and realize this is no big deal, and at least let those who are suffering have the help that they need,” Dabakis said.
Many lawmakers have said they don’t support Proposition 2, but others have said they would support a medical marijuana compromise that’s set to be discussed in a special legislative session.