Dozens of Utahns poisoned by fake cannabis oil

June 24, 2018

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that at least 52 Utahns from October 2017 through January 2018 experienced severe sickness as a result of ingesting a product claiming to contain cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive compound produced by the cannabis plant.

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Libertas Institute debunks the LDS Church’s medical cannabis memo

May 16, 2018

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently published a list of perceived “legal issues” regarding the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Written by Kirton McConkie, a law firm hired by the LDS Church, the piece contains more fictions than facts.

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Opponents of medical cannabis resort to desperate tactics

May 16, 2018

Drug Safe Utah, the group opposing the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, is coming under increasing scrutiny for their unethical — and possibly illegal — attempts to keep Utahns from having the opportunity to vote on medical cannabis this November.

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The Salt Lake Tribune defends medical cannabis

April 18, 2018

In a recent editorial, Utah’s largest daily newspaper takes the side of patients and their need to safely access medical cannabis.

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New survey: 77% of Utah voters favor medical cannabis

March 29, 2018

As the UPC campaign closes in on gathering the remaining signatures needed to put medical cannabis on the ballot, a new poll finds an overwhelming number of voters backing the initiative.

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New research confirms medical cannabis laws do not increase teen use

February 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

February 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

February 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

February 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

January 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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