Utah Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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

This has the potential 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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Utah set to roll out medical cannabis program for terminal patients

Ahead of a possible vote in November that may initiate a much broader program, Utah’s state government will roll out a much more restrictive “right to try” medical marijuana system, but only for terminally ill patients. According to Salt Lake City TV station KSTU, the program will be run by the state Department of Food […]

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Anti-medical marijuana group aims to thwart Utah initiative

An anti-marijuana group is attempting to convince Utah voters to abandon their support of an initiative to put medical cannabis on the November ballot. Salt Lake City TV station KSTU reported Thursday that Drug Safe Utah is “hiring canvassers and recruiting volunteers” to visit voters who signed the petition in order to query their support of […]

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