Utah: Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Cannabis Law

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UTAH: Lawmakers voted in a special legislative session on Monday to replace the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access program. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill, House Bill 3001, into law that same day. The new law, the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, takes immediate effect. The former law, Proposition 2, was approved by 53 percent of voters on November 6. Legislators announced in Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization Could Come To These 12 States This Year

Who are next 12 states to legalize cannabis?

By Eric Weisbrot Despite strong efforts to maintain the criminalization of marijuana use in the United States, many individuals and lawmakers have taken a step in the direction of legalization over the last several years. Currently, there are 29 states that allow for medical marijuana use, under particular limitations, and a smaller percentage that give residents Read the full article…

Utah: Medical Access Initiative Certified For November Ballot


UTAH: State regulators have certified a voter-initiated medical cannabis access measure for the 2018 ballot. Officials announced last week that proponents had gathered nearly 154,000 validated initiative signatures from registered voters – far exceeding the total necessary to place the measure before a statewide vote. The Utah Medical Cannabis Act permits qualified patients to obtain either herbal cannabis or cannabis-infused Read the full article…

Trib Talk: Will Utah Legalize Marijuana As Medicine?

Update on Ohio MMJ Patient and caregiver registry

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…