Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said the federal government “oughta be ashamed” for its “lack of action and attention” on cannabis policy reform, including steps to encourage marijuana banking and medical research. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Thursday that Herbert, a Republican, said Utah’s medical marijuana program faces policies that hinder doctors from recommending medical marijuana and federal […]Read More
Utah’s biggest health-care provider – Intermountain Healthcare – told its physicians they’re allowed to write medical marijuana recommendations for patients, which could boost the number of potential customers for the state’s upcoming MMJ industry. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the organization’s chief physician executive sent a memo to its network of roughly 1,500 doctors, […]Read More
Surterra Wellness, a Florida-based medical marijuana firm and producer of CBD products that include oils, vaporizers and topical creams, acquired Massachusetts-based cannabis company New England Treatment Access (NETA).Read More
Some of Utah’s biggest health-care providers are hesitant to recommend medical cannabis to qualified patients – a development that could cause the market to grow more slowly. Intermountain Healthcare, the state’s largest provider with 23 hospitals and 170 clinics in its system, has told its physicians to hold off recommending medical marijuana until guidelines are […]Read More
Utah state regulators are advertising for a program manager to oversee the newly formed medical cannabis market in the state, industrialized hemp and CBD regulations. The cannabis program manager job would be based in Salt Lake County, and regulators will be looking for candidates with experience in agriculture, pharmaceuticals or natural resources. More details on […]Read More
The results of hundreds of marijuana lab tests in California are alleged to have been falsified, Utah’s governor signs a compromise medical cannabis bill, and two former executives from MJ retailer Sweet Leaf land in jail. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry this week. California lab fallout repercussions The […]Read More
Advocates in Utah are suing to block a compromise agreement legalizing medical cannabis, saying it wrongly guts a measure approved by voters last month. The compromise bill, which was signed into law by the governor, has more restrictive business provisions than the voter-approved measure. The lawsuit asks a judge to set aside the overhaul and […]Read More
A Denver company that makes CBD drinks has agreed to acquire a Utah beverage company to increase its distribution might, especially in Asia. New Age Beverages Corp. (Nasdaq: NBEV) announced that it will acquire privately held Morinda Holdings of Provo, Utah, for $85 million. Here’s what you need to know: New Age will pay $75 million […]Read More
Utah lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Monday to pass a medical marijuana compromise bill with more restrictive business provisions than the ballot initiative approved by voters Nov. 6.
Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, signed the measure into law Monday night and said his administration would implement the law “as quickly as feasible.”Read More
A pair of pro-marijuana groups in Utah accused the Mormon church of “extreme undermining” with regards to a medical cannabis ballot measure. The letter, sent by attorney Rocky Anderson on behalf of the groups Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education (TRUCE), and the Epilepsy Association of Utah, accuses the church of trying to interfere […]Read More
Voters approved a medical marijuana initiative in Utah, a victory that could put additional pressure on state lawmakers to ensure the modest program is financially viable. Proponents and opponents recently hashed out a legislative compromise in advance of Tuesday’s election, but some details are still being hammered out. “On some of these loose ends (of […]Read More
Marijuana scored a sweeping victory at the ballot box on Tuesday, with voters approving new markets in Michigan, Missouri and Utah that eventually could generate $2 billion in medical and recreational sales.
Across the nation, voters installed the Democrats as the new majority party in the U.S. House of Representatives, improving the odds that lawmakers will pass federal marijuana reforms that benefit MJ businesses.Read More
- May 22, 2019
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