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Man faces charges in what may be the first medical cannabis prosecution in Utah

(Photo courtesy FOX 13) Sean Moss, 34, is facing charges in what may be the first medical cannabis prosecution in the state. Moss has epilepsy and says he is a qualifying medical cannabis patient — a defense he plans to use on Monday in Salt Lake City Justice Court.

A man who says he’s a qualifying medical cannabis patient is facing charges in what may be the first such prosecution in Utah.

Sean Moss, 34, could be charged with misdemeanors of driving with a controlled substance in his body, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to stay in a lane, according to FOX 13.

He says he has epilepsy and plans to use an affirmative defense in Salt Lake City Justice Court on Monday, which is allowed under both Proposition 2 and the law passed by the Utah Legislature that replaces it.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says that when the accident occurred in 2017, a person could legally have CBD but not anything with an active THC content in his or her bloodstream.

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