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This Is What Orrin Hatch Told the Senate About Medical Cannabis Research

This Is What Orrin Hatch Told the Senate About Medical Cannabis 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

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

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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.

University of Utah Hospital Denied Teen Transplant Due to Marijuana Use

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.

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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.

Medical Marijuana Patient Responds to Utah Medical Association

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.


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