Trib Talk: Will Utah Legalize Marijuana As Medicine?

mmj is better than pills

UTAH: Medical marijuana is increasingly becoming a common treatment for chronic pain, but Enedina Stanger’s use of cannabis landed her a felony charge. On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., Stanger and psychiatrist Dr. Sue Sisely join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about Stanger’s experience as a so-called “medical refugee” and Sisely’s advocacy on behalf of veterans with PTSD.

PatientsNotCriminals Press Conference In Utah 1/14/16

MMJ patients are not criminals

Published on Jan 14, 2016 via Libertas Institute UTAH:  Libertas Institute joins forces with a mass of patients for a #PatientsNotCriminals press conference to stress the need for the legalization of medical marijuana in Utah. Senator Mark Madsen’s cannabis proposal will be introduced in this coming legislative session.  

Utah State Legislature To Consider Two Medical Marijuana Bills

"We feel like this is the prudent manner that to allow for patients to be treated with a component of marijuana that can be considered medicinal," said Sen. Evan Vickers, R-Cedar City, in support of Rep. Daw's bill.

UTAH: The Utah State Legislature will consider two separate medical marijuana bills when it meets next year. But cannabis advocates claim only one of those bills will actually do patients some good. The legislature’s interim Health and Human Services Committee met Wednesday to discuss a pair of bills. One is sponsored by Rep. Brad Daw, R-Orem; 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…

Cannabis Extract Bill May Run Into Constitutional Problems

Republican Sen. Paul Sanford says his bill could win or lose by a single vote.

UTAH:  It’s hard enough to get conservative Utah legislators to vote for any bill that may be connected with marijuana or hemp. But put on a negative constitutional note, and the challenge becomes greater. Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, has HB105, a bill that would allow Utahns to purchase a liquid extract of hemp, a grass product Read the full article…