It was an example of how the day jobs and personal interests of Utah’s part-time legislators affect lawmaking.

Because he’s a doctor, state Sen. Brian Shiozawa easily fielded in-depth, technical questions from a committee about why he seeks a resolution asking Congress to reclassify marijuana to allow now-banned research on its medical potential.

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