Utah Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Utah selects medical cannabis growers, including out-of-state groups

Utah on Friday awarded eight medical marijuana cultivation licenses to a mix of local and out-of-state businesses. That’s two short of the 10 growers allowed under state law, but regulators are hoping to ensure a supply-and-demand balance. “The decision to only award eight licenses was made to avoid an oversupply of product, while still maintaining a […]

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Week in Review: US Senate to consider MJ banking issues, Arcview + Curaleaf’s important cannabis deals & more

Cannabis banking reform secures a landmark U.S. Senate panel hearing, financial experts contemplate the impact of Arcview and Curaleaf news, the Food and Drug Administration considers cannabis extracts from both marijuana and hemp varieties in response to a jump in over-the-counter CBD sales – and more of the week’s top headlines. Bank on it News was […]

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Utah drops residency restriction for medical cannabis growers

Utah regulators eliminated a proposed residency requirement for the 10 medical marijuana cultivation licenses the state is set to award in late July, which could result in possible out-of-state ownership. The announcement came in a bulletin dated July 15, although the proposed rule change itself was filed June 30, according to documents. A spokesman for […]

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Utah delays awarding medicinal marijuana cultivation licenses

Prospective medical marijuana growers in Utah face a longer-than-expected wait because a state agency postponed the decision to award licenses. State regulators announced they delayed until the end of July the announcement of who will grow the state’s medical marijuana. A July 15 deadline initially had been set for the decision. Eighty-one farmers and entrepreneurs […]

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Names of Utah medical cannabis grower applicants not public until mid-July

A July 1 medical marijuana license application deadline is looming in Utah, but the names of the businesses that might grow cannabis are still under wraps. Here is what you need to know: State officials leading the licensing process said this week they won’t release applicants’ names now but will likely make applicant information public […]

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Utah medical cannabis cultivation licenses may cost $100,000 a year

Becoming one of Utah’s 10 approved medical marijuana growers in the state’s new program won’t be cheap. The state plans to charge a $10,000 application fee and an additional $100,000 annual licensing fee for cultivators that are chosen, according to draft rules for Utah’s new medical marijuana program. State officials told the Salt Lake Tribune […]

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Utah governor blasts feds for inaction on cannabis banking, medical research

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 that Herbert, a Republican, said Utah’s medical marijuana program faces policies that hinder doctors from recommending MMJ and federal banking restrictions […]

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Largest health-care provider in Utah greenlights medical cannabis recommendations

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, […]

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