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Utah Patients Coalition is leading a 2018 ballot initiative campaign to establish a medical cannabis program for sick and suffering Utahns.

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New research confirms medical cannabis laws do not increase teen use

Published on 02/26/2018

In another peer-reviewed study, researchers have found that states allowing cannabis for medical purposes do not see a subsequent increase in cannabis use among teenagers.

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AG Sessions is wrong: cannabis is an “exit way” not a “gateway” to opioids

Published on 02/16/2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has repeatedly blamed cannabis for the crisis of opioid addiction and overdose, despite mounting scientific evidence that the opposite is true.

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The legislature should step aside on medical cannabis

Published on 02/15/2018

Robert Gehrke of The Salt Lake Tribune is taking the Utah legislature to task for attempting to derail citizen-initiated efforts like our campaign to legalize medical cannabis.

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New study concludes cannabis is "safe and efficacious" for elderly patients

Published on 02/06/2018

Providing further peer-reviewed scientific evidence of cannabis' medical value, a recent report indicates that older individuals see significant therapeutic benefits from the use of medical cannabis.

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Study: Medical cannabis laws linked with lower rates of violent crime

Published on 01/31/2018

New research confirms that passage of medical cannabis laws contributes to significantly lower incidents of violent crime in border states. To explain this correlation, the study’s authors argue that regulating the production and sales of medical cannabis displaces illegal drug trafficking activities related to drug cartels based in Mexico.

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