By Michael Bachara
Medicinal cannabis advocates in Utah have a major name stepping in to defend the right to use the plant, Utah businessman Jon Huntsman Sr.
"I'm a very strong advocate for medical marijuana," Huntsman Sr. said.
Huntsman, a four-time cancer survivor, said his support comes from compassion. Huntsman has suffered from Polymyalgia Rheumatica, a disorder that can cause severe shoulder and hip-joint pain, for the past 10 years.
"I won't take the opioids, I'll take the pain," Huntsman says.
The possibility of kidney or bladder failure and constipation turned Huntsman away from opioids entirely.