Tag: medical marijuana

Utah Legislature Overrides Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law

This article originally appeared in Public News Service. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY – Utah voters on Nov. 6 approved Proposition 2 to allow medical marijuana to be dispensed in the state. But that didn’t stop some of the bill’s opponents from going to state lawmakers and getting the measure rewritten

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Utah organizations react to passage of ‘compromise’ bill

This article originally appeared on ABC 4 News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill into law Monday that will replace a medical marijuana proposition approved by voters in November. The Utah Medical Cannabis Act as it was coined was announced in early October ahead of

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Press Release: The People Have Spoken

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, final votes from the remaining counties in Utah were certified, making official the successes of Propositions 2, 3, and 4. Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “Today is an excellent day for the

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Utah Voters Consider Tight Races, Marijuana, Romney’s Return

This article originally appeared in The Court House News. Read it in its entirety here.  SALT LAKE CITY (CN) – Voters in Utah are navigating candidates’ war of words in a hotly contested congressional race, embracing the return of a former presidential candidate and grappling with an ever-changing medical marijuana bill. GOP Representative Mia Love

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Utah’s Grand Bargain on Medical Marijuana: Will It Work?

This article originally appeared on Leafy. Read it in its entirety here.  On the morning of Oct. 4, a number of Utah politicians, religious leaders, medical patients, and representatives from the Libertas Institute, a libertarian think tank, gathered before a packed audience in the Utah State Capitol’s ornate gold room. The group had gathered to

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Commentary: What to expect when you’re expecting Prop. 2 to pass

This article originally appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here.  In less than two months, Utah voters will decide whether or not to allow marijuana for medicinal use, an issue that has received both strong support and opposition. Current polls show 64 percent of Utahns support the ballot initiative. As a

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Unofficially, Many Utah Law Enforcement Groups Are Lining up To Oppose The Medical Marijuana Initiative

Both sides of the newly certified medical marijuana campaign are still taking shape, yet there’s one group that’s largely taken a back-seat role in the increasingly nasty debate marred with allegations of sleazy politics and lies. The various levels of law enforcement in Utah have been quiet during the lead-up to the initiative collecting enough voter signatures

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Unofficially, many Utah law enforcement groups are lining up to oppose the medical marijuana initiative

This article by Taylor Anderson originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune.    Both sides of the newly certified medical marijuana campaign are still taking shape, yet there’s one group that’s largely taken a back-seat role in the increasingly nasty debate marred with allegations of sleazy politics and lies. The various levels of law enforcement in Utah have

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Sutherland Institute should claim their role in the ‘NASCAR pileup’

This op-ed originally appeared at Utah Policy.com.  In a recent op-ed, Rick Larsen, the president of Sutherland Institute, makes a call for increased civility surrounding the medical marijuana ballot initiative. He bemoans the spectacle that the discourse has become– like “a NASCAR pileup”– and frets that ultimately, uninformed voting on ballot initiatives could lead to anarchy. While

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