Utah lawmaker tries pot ahead of medical marijuana vote



<pA Utah lawmaker drove to Las Vegas and tried marijuanaFacebook video in front of a dispensary that it’s “not a big deal.”

<p"I wouldn't recommend it as sheer candy," he added. "It's kind of bitter."

<pMany lawmakers have said they don't support Proposition 2, but others have said they would support a medical cannabis compromise that's set to be discussed in a special legislative session.

<p"It dawned on me (last) Wednesday on the floor of the Senate that the Legislature is going to have the final say on this medical marijuana," Dabakis said.

<pLooking around at the other legislators, the senator said something bothered him.

<p"I thought, 'Maybe nobody on this floor has ever tried marijuana,'" Dabakis said. "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."