Category Archives: utah

Utah Groups Sue to Block Medical Marijuana Compromise

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of advocacy groups in Utah sued Thursday to block a compromise agreement legalizing medical marijuana, accusing the Mormon church of unconstitutional domination and interference in a process that led to the gutting of a measure approved by voters. The lawsuit alleges the revised initiative creates overwhelming obstacles for […]

Utah Cannabis Backers Could Sue Over Plan to Revise Ballot Measure

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of pro-marijuana groups in Utah accused the Mormon church Thursday of “extreme undermining” of a medical marijuana ballot measure, alleging it is exerting its power to push through significant changes to the proposition. RELATED STORY Utah Voters Just Legalized Medical Marijuana. Will It Matter? In a letter, the […]

Utah Votes Yes on Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure

Yesterday, Utahns voted yes on Proposition 2, thereby legalizing medical marijuana. The outcome represents a big win for cannabis, especially in light of the significant opposition medical marijuana has long faced in the state. Medical Marijuana in Utah As of late last night, reports indicated that Proposition 2 won with a 53 percent to 47 […]

Utah Voters Just Legalized Medical Marijuana. Will It Matter?

Utah voters came out in force Tuesday, voting by a healthy margin to legalize medical cannabis statewide. As of 10 p.m. local time, with 54% of precincts reporting, the measure had a 54.1–45.9% lead. So what happens next? RELATED STORY Election 2018: Cannabis Legalization Coverage and Results First, you celebrate. Legalization in Utah was a […]

Watch: Utah senator tries marijuana edibles for the first time

(via Jim Dabakis on Facebook) As the state of Utah considers a measure to legalize medical cannabis weeks before election day, one lawmaker is living up to the old adage, “don’t knock it ’til you try it.” The Democratic state senator Jim Dabakis recently took a trip to the legal marijuana state of Nevada to […]

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

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 announce a deal: In the coming months, they said, state lawmakers would […]

Utah Senator Tries First Edible: ‘Everybody, Mellow Out’

Here at Leafly, we’ve seen far too many elected officials make cannabis policy without knowing the first thing about cannabis. Which is why we were absolutely delighted to see Utah state Sen. Jim Dabakis walk the walk this week before he talked the talk. “I decided to come to Las Vegas and see what all […]

Can Utah Groups Compromise on the State’s Medical Marijuana Initiative?

Just weeks away from the November election, proponents of Utah’s medical marijuana initiative and groups campaigning against it have been meeting to formulate policy should the measure succeed at the polls, according to media reports. Representatives of the Utah Patients Coalition, the group supporting the initiative known as Proposition 2, and opposition group Drug Safe […]

Election 2018: A Complete Guide to Cannabis on the Ballot

Measure 3, Adult Use With Measure 3, it feels like the state’s legalization advocates decided to roll the dice on a tomato-plant initiative,* the kind of measure envisioned by the cannabis pioneer Jack Herer. Measure 3 would remove “hashish, marijuana, and tetrahydrocannabinols” from the state’s list of Schedule I substances, and prohibit prosecution of anyone over 21 […]

Utah Group Claims Medical Marijuana Bill Violates Their Religious Freedom

A ballot measure to legalize medical cannabis for patients with HIV, epilepsy, chronic pain, and other severe health problems is under threat in Utah again, this time from a lawsuit alleging the measure violates the religious freedom and freedom of speech of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Proponents of Proposition […]