The Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday approved a pair of bills promoting the growth of full-strength marijuana in the state and terminally ill patients’ right to try medicinal cannabis products.
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Hatch Applauds Utah Reps for Introducing Medical Marijuana Legislation
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ —Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the senior Republican in the United States Senate, issued the following statement after Utah Representatives Rob Bishop, John Curtis, Chris Stewart, and Mia Love introduced the House companion to the to the MEDS Act, Hatch’s signature medical marijuana research legislation.
Gov. Gary Herbert Predicts Voters Will Legalize Medical Marijuana in Utah
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday that Utahns will vote to legalize medical marijuana. Whether that will be this November — when it may be on the ballot as an intiative — or a future year, the governor didn’t say.
These States Are Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018
After four of five statewide marijuana legalization ballot initiatives were approved by voters in 2016, no additional states ended cannabis prohibition in 2017 (though New Hampshire did decriminalize possession of the drug and West Virginia allowed its medical use).
Vast Majority of Utah Voters Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana
The vast majority of Utah voters support legalizing medical marijuana. According to a new poll by UtahPolicy.com, approximately 73% of registered Utah voters either strongly or somewhat support legalizing medical marijuana in the state.
Sen. Orrin Hatch Makes the Case for Medicinal Marijuana
In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday morning, Senator Orrin Hatch made the case for medical marijuana. During the hearing Hatch questioned U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about a path forward for marijuana research.
This Is What Orrin Hatch Told the Senate About Medical Cannabis Research
On Sept. 13, 2017, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced legislation to cut the bureaucratic red tape thwarting medical cannabis research so health care professionals can harness the medicinal properties of the plant to reduce the suffering of patients in need.
ADVISORY: Hatch to Speak on Medical Marijuana Research, Possible Benefits
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), a member and former Chairman of both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will speak on the Senate floor today about medical marijuana research and the possible benefits of medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids. The speech will take place at 3:30 on the Senate floor.
Hatch Introduces Medical Marijuana Research Bill
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017, or MEDS Act, to improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment. In introducing this legislation, Senator Hatch was joined by Senator Schatz (D-HI) and cosponsors Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC).
Utah Cracking Down on Sales of Pet Food Containing Hemp
It’s a growing trend: hemp for pets. But it could soon be harder to find. Utah’s Department of Agriculture and Food announced Wednesday it had issued warnings to more than two dozen businesses, asking them to stop manufacturing and selling adulterated or misbranded commercial feed.
Advocates for Utah Medical Cannabis Legalization Launch Signature Drive
Utah medical cannabis legalization has taken a critical step forward. After earning the approval of state election officials last week, volunteers with the Utah Patients Coalition started gathering signatures to get medical cannabis on Utah’s ballot in 2018.
Utah Patients Coalition to Launch 2018 Signature Drive for Medical Cannabis Ballot Initiative
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The campaign to place a medical cannabis initiative on the November 2018 ballot will hold a news conference on Thursday to announce the official launch of signature gathering efforts.
Utah Approves Signature-Gathering for 2018 Medical Marijuana Initiative
Medical marijuana supporters in Utah received a go-ahead from state election officials Thursday to start gathering signatures needed to qualify the measure for the November 2018 ballot.
Utah Patients Coalition Approved to Begin Collecting Signatures for 2018 Medical Cannabis Initiative
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Utah Patients Coalition has received approval from Lt. Governor Spencer Cox to begin gathering signatures to qualify for the November 2018 ballot.
Poll of Likely Utah Voters Shows 73% Support for a Medical Cannabis Ballot Initiative Next Year
SALT LAKE CITY, July 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A February poll of 402 Utahns found that 73% of voters support a medical cannabis ballot initiative, with only 20% opposed and 7% undecided.
Utah Agriculture Department May Let Anyone With Certification Grow Hemp
Growing marijuana is illegal in Utah and so is growing hemp — which is a close relative of pot. But, that could change. This week, the Utah agriculture department proposed allowing anyone to grow it with proper certification.
This is Why a Majority of Voters Support Utah Medical Marijuana Legalization
Utah medical marijuana legalization is gaining traction. On June 27, 2017, the Utah Patients Coalition announced that a majority of voters support medical marijuana legalization via a state ballot initiative.
Poll of Likely Utah Voters Shows 73% Support for a Medical Cannabis Ballot Initiative Next Year
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A February poll of 402 Utahns found that 73% of voters support a medical cannabis ballot initiative, with only 20% opposed and 7% undecided.
Group Files 2018 Utah Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative
Activists who say they are tired of waiting for Utah’s conservative Legislature to pass a broad medical marijuana law launched an effort Monday to ask voters next year to pass the law.
Utah’s Republicans Rejected Medical Marijuana at State Convention
On May 20, 2017, the Republican party of Utah rejected a plank in the party’s platform that would have called for the legalization of medical marijuana. With approximately 70% in opposition, state delegates overwhelmingly rejected medical marijuana.
University of Utah Hospital Denied Teen Transplant Due to Marijuana Use
A teenager in Utah was denied a life-saving organ transplant by the University of Utah Hospital after it was discovered that the teen had traces of THC in his blood stream.
Utah Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Research Bill
Utah’s governor has signed off on a bill that allows research into the risks and benefits of medical marijuana.
Utah MMJ Advocates Begin the Process to Add to the 2018 Ballot
Advocates for medical cannabis are beginning the process to put the on the 2018 ballot for Utah voters to decide.
Utah Considers Bill to Regulate Medical Marijuana
On Feb. 27, 2017, the Utah Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted unanimously to approve SB211, a bill that would establish regulations for a state-run medical marijuana program.
Campaigning Against Censorship, CannaSmack Announces “Free The Leaf,” Partnership with NORML
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — To date, 28 of 50 states, plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam, have legalized forms of medical and recreational marijuana. Enter CannaSmack, a woman-owned and operated company that manufactures all natural, cruelty free, hemp-infused lip balms and lotions plus a line of SPF products made entirely in the USA using domestic hemp sourced from Oregon.
Utah Lawmakers OK Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana Studies
A Utah proposal that would allow universities to study medical marijuana has cleared its first committee meeting.
Medicinal Marijuana Advocate Responds to Utah Medical Association
A medical marijuana organization in Utah is speaking out after the state’s medical association said pot does not have medicinal value, according to Good4Utah.com, the website of Salt Lake City’s ABC affiliate. The Utah Medical Association held a press conference on Jan. 17, 2017, to say marijuana is not a medicine.
ISA Scientific Announces Completion of Corporate Rebrand to Ananda Scientific In Preparation for Leadership in Global CBD Sales
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — ISA Scientific, a Delaware (USA) corporation, whose activities are centered on making non-psychoactive, safe and effective therapeutic products based on cannabis plant chemistry, has announced completion of its full rebrand and is now operating under a new name, ANANDA Scientific.
Utah Gubernatorial Candidate Calls For Legalizing Medical Marijuana
Utah’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate called for legalizing medical pot after his wife pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession. Under current Utah laws, Mike Weinholtz said, doctors have only one option for some conditions: opiates. But his wife was able to enjoy physical activities after using pot.
LDS Leaders Want Members to Vote Against Recreational Marijuana
The leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is urging its members in Arizona, California, and Nevada to vote against the legalization of recreational marijuana. The top three leaders in the church made their appeal in a letter, according to KUTV.com, website for the CBS affiliate in Salt Lake City.
Wife of Utah Gubernatorial Candidate Faces Charges for Marijuana
Donna Weinholtz, the wife of Utah’s Democratic candidate for governor, is facing misdemeanor drug charges after federal investigators found two pounds of marijuana under the couple’s Salt Lake City home.
DEA Funds For Uprooting Pot Plants Wasted in New Hampshire And Utah
In some states, DEA funds for destroying marijuana plants have not amounted to money well spent, according to The Washington Post’s Wonkblog. Last year, the DEA sent $20,000 to New Hampshire for a plant eradication program, but state law enforcement agencies found one growth site with 27 plants.
Indianapolis Colts Player Robert Turbin Cited for Possession in Utah
On July 8, 2016, Robert Turbin, a running back for the Indianapolis Colts, was cited for marijuana possession by the Logan City Police Department in Utah.
Poll Says Two-Thirds of Utah Residents Want to Legalize Medical Pot
A new poll shows 66 percent of Utah residents want to legalize medical marijuana, according to an April 27, 2016, article in the Deseret News. The survey, conducted by Utah Policy, revealed 90 percent of the state’s Democrats, 55 percent of its Republicans, and 76 percent of its independents want to allow medical marijuana.
Epidiolex in Utah: Decrease in Seizure Frequency and Severity
In September 2014, The University of Utah’s Division of Pediatric Neurology and Primary Children’s Medical Center started the first of three clinical trials on the efficacy of Epidiolex, a nonpsychoactive cannabidiol-based drug from GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: GWPH).
Utah Senate Asks Congress to Reclassify Marijuana
In a more minor part of legislative debates on medical marijuana, the [Utah] Senate passed SCR11 on Tuesday calling for Congress to reclassify marijuana to allow more research into its possible medical uses.
First Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Utah Senate
The first of two competing medical marijuana bills passed the Utah State Senate on Monday morning. Senate Bill 89, sponsored by Sen. Evan Vickers, R-Cedar City, was passed by an 18-8 vote, and will now move on to the Utah House of Representatives.
LDS Church Opposes Medical Marijuana in Utah
On Feb. 5, 2016, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement to the Salt Lake Tribune, officially opposing SB 73, a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
Medical Marijuana Bill Defeated in Utah Senate
Senate Bill 259, a bill aimed at legalizing medical marijuana in the state of Utah, has been narrowly defeated in the state Senate.
Utah Considers Expanding Medical Marijuana
One state senator has introduced a new bill that would greatly expand Utah’s limited medical marijuana program.
Cannasseur Draws New Tourism to Pueblo
PUEBLO WEST, Colo., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cannasseur is the finest recreational dispensary serving Southern Colorado. Upon opening their doors in May of 2014, the business experienced a surge in out-of-state customers as their location in Pueblo West, Colorado is a mere hour and a half from the state border.
CBD-Only States: A Growing National Trend
The monumental moment of marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado was a huge step for acceptance nationwide, but under the radar there is another story silently sweeping the nation. Across the United States, state legislatures appear to be easing their restrictions on marijuana and allowing some medicinal use.