Legalizing Weed: Key Players In Utah’s Legalization Of Industrial Hemp Farming

The federal government removed some of the restrictions on industrial hemp farming with the 2014 Farm Bill.

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UTAH: For decades, it was illegal to grow hemp in the United States because of the plant’s relationship to the marijuana drug. However, hemp is not itself a drug, and many states, including Utah, have begun legalizing hemp production because of the benefits offered to farmers, manufacturers, and the economy. The federal government removed some of the Read the full article…

Hemp And The Woolly Mammoth’s Hair Piece

The wholly mammoth's hemp hair has to be replaced every 10-15 years, a procedure that takes several hundred man-hours.

UTAH:  I think we found the most original use for hemp yet. Billie and I were wandering the Dinosaur Garden outside the Field House of Natural History in Vernal, Utah. The museum is a dinosaur-lover’s dream, and the outside garden is stocked with colorful, life-sized reproductions of various plant- and meat-eating dinos, with one exception: Read the full article…

Why Medical Marijuana Smoking Bans Are Bad For Patients

Lawmakers are moving ahead with legislative efforts to allow for the limited use of medical ‘cannabis’ while simultaneously forbidding anyone from either inhaling the herb or possessing its flowers.

UTAH:  State lawmakers are moving ahead with legislative efforts to allow for the limited use of medical ‘cannabis’ while simultaneously forbidding anyone from either inhaling the herb or possessing its flowers Many medical marijuana advocates cheered the news this week that members of the Utah Senate gave preliminary approval to legislation to permit the use of medical Read the full article…

Proposed Rules On University Researchers’ Hemp Cultivation May Go Too Far, Utah Lawmaker Says

Rules have been proposed to allow police complete and unrestricted access to industrial hemp seeds and plants grown on Utah university campuses for research purposes.

UTAH:  Police would have “complete and unrestricted access” to industrial hemp seeds and plants grown on Utah university campuses for research purposes under proposed rules to implement a new state law. The administrative rules, which would regulate the implementation of the Industrial Hemp Research Act, “have gone beyond any legislative intent beyond the language, the Read the full article…

Moms’ Marijuana-For-Kids Campaign Seeks To Quiet Epilepsy

Isaac Sintz, 7, works with his spelling and speech tutor Cassidy Ulrich, who is also his aunt.

UTAH:  April Sintz is fighting to loosen marijuana laws for her 7-year-old epileptic son. She is one of hundreds of moms nationwide who have opened a new front in the drive to expand the drug’s legal use. While supplying pot to a child is bound to raise eyebrows, Sintz said early evidence on the marijuana extract cannabidiol, Read the full article…

Coming Soon To Utah Liquor Stores: Cannabis Oils?

Utah state senator who co-sponsored the bill legalizing the possession of cannabis extracts for children with epilepsy is considering ways to potentially make them available at state liquor stores.

UTAH:  A state senator who co-sponsored the bill legalizing the possession of cannabis extracts to treat children with epilepsy is considering ways to make it easier for Utah parents to get the oils, including potentially making them available at state liquor stores. Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, says the problem parents face now is that Read the full article…

Utah Lawmakers Send Cannabis-Oil Bill To The House

Committee, swayed by desire to help children suffering seizures, ignores the absence of FDA approval.

UTAH:  A bill that would give Utah children with epilepsy access to a non-intoxicating, seizure-stopping cannabis oil cleared its first legislative hurdle Friday. The House Law Enforcement Committee voted 8-2 to send a substitute version of HB105 to the House floor, despite lawmakers’ concerns that the oil hasn’t been tested by the Food and Drug Administration to Read the full article…