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Utah Officials Give Green Light For Industrial Hemp Production - Cannabis News

Utah Farmers now have the rules and regulations in place to grow industrial hemp.

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Utah’s medical marijuana initiative appears headed for the November ballot after opponents drop their federal lawsuit - Cannabis News

The opponents seeking to block voters from weighing in on a ballot measure legalizing medical marijuana withdrew their lawsuit on Monday, after asking a judge in May for an emergency ruling to stop the initiative.

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Utah Governor signs bill giving terminally ill a ‘right to try’ medical marijuana - Cannabis News

Governor Gary Herbert has signed a bill giving terminally ill patients a “right to try” medical marijuana.

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Utah: Medical marijuana bills advance at State Capitol - Cannabis News

Medical marijuana is one step closer to being legal in Utah.

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Utah medical marijuana signature gathering under way - Cannabis News

SALT LAKE CITY -- Signature gathering is under way to put medical marijuana on the 2018 ballot in Utah.

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Utah group files 2018 medical marijuana ballot initiative - Cannabis News

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — 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, a move that would bypass state lawmakers.

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Utah to study effects of hemp oil on children with epilepsy – Cannabis News

Still in the early stages, results from the study aren't expected until 2018.

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After wife pleads guilty to charge, Utah Gov. hopeful pushes for medical pot – Cannabis News

SALT LAKE CITY -- Hours after his wife pleaded guilty to misdemeanor pot-possession charges connected with two pounds of the drug found at their house, Utah’s Democratic candidate for governor pushed Tuesday for the legalization of medical marijuana.

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He’s ready to put everything on the table for Utah’s medical marijuana bill - Cannabis News

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah medical marijuana proponents have found a new legislative sponsor as they gear up to take another run next year at pushing through a measure to make pot legal for people with certain medical conditions.

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Utah Senate passes controversial medical marijuana bill – Marijuana News

The legislation now goes to the House where advocates of the proposal believe it has a good chance to pass.

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Two medical marijuana bills advance in Utah - Marijuana News

SALT LAKE CITY — Two very different bills that would make medical marijuana available to small percentages of Utahns cleared their first hurdles at the Utah Legislature on Thursday.

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Poll Shows Strong Support for Legalizing Medical Marijuana in Utah – Marijuana News

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Most Utahns favor legalizing medical marijuana prescribed by licensed doctors, a new UtahPolicy poll finds.

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Utah Lawmaker Hip For Hemp Research

Utah lawmakers are hoping to find a way to adjust federal law to allow for Utah’s institutions of higher education to research the health and economic aspects of cannabis or hemp products. 

Republican representative Gage Froerer told members of the health and human services committee this week that he is working with Utah’s Congressional delegation to encourage a change in Federal Drug Administration policy that would allow researchers to move forward in determining the possible agricultural, medical, and economic uses of hemp and cannabis products.

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KERRY BRINGHURST ~ Utah Public Radio