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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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