Utah Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Attorney: Utah medical cannabis compromise ‘undermines’ voters’ decision

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 […]

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Utah medical cannabis election victory could help ensure program’s viability

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 […]

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Key cannabis legalization wins could bring in upwards of $2 billion in new sales

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.

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Election updates, analysis & highlights

Marijuana Business Daily reporters were on the ground across the United States on Election Day 2018, providing live coverage of the midterms and their significance to the cannabis market. Scroll down for updates our staff filed from the states voting on cannabis-related proposals, as well as potentially pivotal U.S. congressional and gubernatorial races. For analysis of […]

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Compromise reached on establishing medical marijuana program in Utah

Medical marijuana appears headed for Utah after a grand compromise was hammered out by parties involved in the contentious debate over MMJ. A medical cannabis legalization initiative still will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot in Utah. But backers, lawmakers and opponents including Drug Safe Utah and the Mormon Church have agreed on a more […]

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Chart: Strong support for marijuana legalization ballot initiatives ahead of 2018 election

This has the possibility to be another banner year for the cannabis legalization movement, with up to six states potentially legalizing some form of cannabis by the end of 2018. Vermont and Oklahoma already passed legalization measures earlier in the year, for recreational and medical marijuana, respectively. Meanwhile, advocates in Missouri and Utah gathered enough […]

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Utah governor seeks medical cannabis program that’s stricter than ballot measure

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said he wants legislators to take action on medical marijuana and backed a much more restrictive program than the legalization initiative that’s on the state’s November ballot. According to the Deseret News, Herbert told reporters he would vote against the ballot initiative and instead use his “bully pulpit” to push a […]

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Mormon church speaks out against Utah’s medical marijuana measure

The Mormon church ramped up its opposition this week to a proposal that would allow medical marijuana in Utah, even as faith leaders insisted they support patients using it under strict controls. At a news conference Thursday with state heavy hitters, a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints took the unusual […]

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US regulators delay Utah study of cannabis effects on pain

Utah’s plan to study the effects of medical marijuana on pain has been delayed because of slow approval from the federal government to ship supplies to state researchers. The study was originally expected to be completed by March. The Utah roadblock is the latest example of the federal government hindering cannabis research. Such delays led Sens. Orrin […]

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