Utah senator films self trying marijuana for first time before Prop 2 vote – KUTV 2News

A Utah Senator said legislators should at least try marijuana before it’s up for vote and debate in Utah in just a few weeks. So, he went to Nevada, where the drug is legal, to give it a shot for the first time. (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) — A Utah Senator said legislators should at least try marijuana before it’s up for vote and debate in Utah in just a few weeks. So, he went to Nevada, where the drug is legal, to give it a shot for the first time.

Senator Jim Dabakis (D-Salt Lake), who’s known for his public political stunts, drove to Las Vegas and tried cannabis. He now wants Utahns and fellow legislators to know it’s “not a big deal.”

“Here it goes, I am going to try it,” Dabakis said in a Facebook live video in front of a dispensary. Dabakis said it was his first time trying marijuana. He selected an edible gummy bear for the test.

“I wouldn’t recommend it as sheer candy; it’s kind of bitter,” he said in the video.

We spoke with the Senator Monday to ask why, after decades, he decided to embark on this journey.

“It dawned on me Wednesday on the floor of the Senate that the Legislature is going to have the final say on this medical marijuana,” Dabakis said.

He said, looking around at the other legislators, something bothered him.

“I thought, ‘Maybe nobody on this floor has ever tried marijuana,’” Dabakis said.

So, before helping make this decision in a couple weeks on Proposition 2 here in Utah, and the special legislative session to follow, he wanted to try it.

“You know what, Utah? This is nothing to

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