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Friday afternoon, November 29, 2019

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Utah lawmakers approved a medical cannabis system that will use more privately-run dispensaries instead of public health departments to help distribute the drug. 

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Utah’s medical cannabis law will continue to evolve as the state prepares to sell marijuana products next spring.

Ask A Legal State: A National Conversation About Pot

Apr 20, 2019
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Airing Saturday, 4/20/2019, at 11 a.m.

 

Ask a Legal State is a national call-in show about the path to legal cannabis and its ramifications, offering listeners the opportunity to connect with experts in states that have already legalized it.

WNYC and Colorado Public Radio are partnering for a live, call-in conversation about cannabis and the rapidly changing legal, political, and cultural landscapes around it.

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Marijuana advocates are pleading with voters to disregard a campaign to thwart their ballot initiative. Leaders of the group TRUCE or Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education joined Epilepsy Utah and Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill for a press conference on Tuesday.

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The proper use of drugs was at the heart of two bills advanced by Utah senators. Lawmakers had held up both bills until Tuesday to make sure there was money to fund the programs.

Whittney Evans

Democrat Mike Weinholtz says if he is elected Governor this November, he will work to legalize medical marijuana in the state.  The announcement came Tuesday after his wife pleaded guilty to misdemeanor pot-possession charges.

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The legislative session ended with no action on medical marijuana, but lawmakers and advocates are already strategizing for their next moves.

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One of the most hotly contested issues in the legislature this year was medical marijuana, but lawmakers ran out of time before they could pass any legislation.

University of Utah School of Medicine Division of Epilepsy

While debate rages at the Utah Capitol over two competing medical marijuana bills, one lawmaker has come up with a resolution to encourage more research that all sides seem to agree on.

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Medical marijuana advocates are regrouping after LDS Church authorities announced their opposition to a bill that would make whole-plant access legal in Utah. Proponents convened at the Capitol Tuesday to talk about an effort to let the voters decide.

Weber County Jail

A South Weber woman with a rare chronic disease is working to change Utah’s laws after being convicted for using marijuana. The mother of two young children was booked and released from Weber County jail Monday.