ST. GEORGE - An attorney representing groups upset over changes to a voter-approved medical cannabis initiative says Utah has created a full-service drug cartel.

Lawyer Rocky Anderson made the accusation in a letter yesterday to city and county governments asking them to join a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Proposition Two replacement bill.

Anderson says the bill lawmakers approved during a special session in December forces the Utah Department of Health and local health departments to commit a federal crime.

Marijuana is still a Schedule One controlled substance, though 46 states have some type of law that allows access to medical cannabis.

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