I had to see what was up if UT has legal pot. Seems the people voted a referendum, and the politicians didn't like the results, so they made a substitute law instead of what the people voted for. By the people, for the people kinda thing.
Voters in Utah approved a referendum legalizing medical marijuana in 2018, making it the 33rd state to do so.
But the lead-up to the program’s March launch has been hamstrung by a series of delays. After voters approved the measure 53 percent to 47 percent, Utah legislators immediately began work on a compromise bill to overwrite the proposal approved at the ballot.
The bill passed and was signed into law during a special session in December 2018, dramatically limiting the scope of the measure
approved by a majority of voters only a month earlier.
Marijuana advocates challenged the bill in court, but the lawsuit was thrown out by the Utah Supreme Court in August. Justice Paige Petersen, writing for the court’s majority, ruled that while the state’s constitution “creates and protects the voters’ right to place legislation on the ballot for approval or rejection by the people, it also carves out an exception to that right.