utah

  1. Ron Strider

    Gov. Gary Herbert Predicts That Voters Will Legalize Medical Marijuana In Utah

    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday that Utahns will vote to legalize medical marijuana. Whether that will be this November – when it may be on the ballot as an initiative – or a future year, the governor didn't say. Speaking to a middle school class in Riverton, Herbert was asked by a...
  2. Ron Strider

    In 2018, Utah Voters Could Go Where Lawmakers Wouldn't With Medical Marijuana

    Will 2018 be the year of citizen lawmaking? Utah voters could see as many as five statewide initiatives to change state laws on their ballots in the next general election. In a state where most elections have no initiatives, next year is shaping up as unique. All are about to begin the...
  3. Ron Strider

    UT: Sen. Orrin Hatch Slams 'Regulatory Acrobatics' Needed For Cannabis Research

    Sen. Orrin Hatch supports efforts in Utah and elsewhere to study the medicinal effects of marijuana, but condemns the federal "regulatory acrobatics" required of researchers studying the plant. "Under current law, those who want to complete research on the benefits of medical marijuana must...
  4. Ron Strider

    UT: Volunteer Seeks Petition Signatures, Medical Cannabis

    Local volunteers with the Utah Patients Coalition have been collecting signatures in Sanpete County for several weeks. Volunteering for this project has been a journey that has opened my eyes to the vast numbers of people who are suffering here in our county because of the laws that have...
  5. Ron Strider

    Utah Cannabis Research: Providing Answers Or Just A Smokescreen

    Initial findings from state-funded research into the medical qualities of marijuana could be presented to lawmakers as early as the legislative session at the start of next year, according to the organization charged with carrying out the study. "Hopefully there will be some preliminary data...
  6. Ron Strider

    UT: Poll Indicates Broad Support For Medical Marijuana Ballot Proposal

    Will medical marijuana become legal in Utah next year? Early polling suggests wide support for a proposed medical cannabis ballot initiative. A poll by the Salt Lake Tribune and Hinckley Institute of Politics found that 75 percent of Utah voters either strongly or somewhat support the...
  7. Ron Strider

    UT: BYU Football - Starting RB Ula Tolutau Charged With Marijuana Possession

    More troubling news dogged BYU's beleaguered football program Tuesday as reports surfaced that freshman running back Ula Tolutau was cited Oct. 8 in Orem for possession or use of marijuana. The East High product, who is the only Cougar to have scored more than one touchdown this season, has...
  8. Ron Strider

    Three In Four Utahns Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana

    Utahns continue to show broad support for a proposed 2018 ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in the state, according to a new poll by The Salt Lake Tribune and the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics. The new survey finds 75 percent of Utah voters either strongly...
  9. Ron Strider

    Three In Four Utahns Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana

    Utahns continue to show broad support for a proposed 2018 ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in the state, according to a new poll by The Salt Lake Tribune and the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics. The new survey finds 75 percent of Utah voters either strongly...
  10. Ron Strider

    Utah Cracking Down On Sales Of Pet Food Containing Hemp

    It's a growing trend: hemp for pets. But it could soon be harder to find. Utah's Department of Agriculture and Food announced Wednesday it had issued warnings to more than two dozen businesses, asking them to stop manufacturing and selling adulterated or misbranded commercial feed. The...
  11. Ron Strider

    Now The Real Work Begins: Medical Cannabis Advocates Cleared To Collect Signatures

    Efforts to put a medical cannabis initiative on the voting ballot reached a new milestone Thursday when Lt. Governor Spencer Cox granted approval to the Utah Patients Coalition to begin gathering petition signatures. "Now the real work begins," said DJ Schanz, co-director of the...
  12. Ron Strider

    Salt Lake County Sheriff Candidates Would Support Marijuana If Utahns Voted For It

    At a candidate forum in Sandy on Thursday, the six law enforcement officers in the race to become the next Salt Lake County sheriff said they support the legalization of medical marijuana, but that Utah might not be ready for recreational use of the drug. Activists launched an effort in June...
  13. Ron Strider

    Over 75% Of Utahns Support Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative, A New Poll Says

    Amanda Ellis-Graham's multiple sclerosis was once so bad she could barely hold a pencil. She suffered from vision and hearing problems. Walking was nearly impossible because of terrible vertigo. Numbness and a sensation of pins and needles slowly spread through her body. Ellis-Graham, now...
  14. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Meeting Drums Up Support For Utah To Legalize It

    After fracturing her neck in a car crash 15 years ago, Pamela Cabagnolo began what she called a downward spiral of opioid use. She took the drugs to get up in the morning, to go to work. She popped pills for her pain until she went to bed at night. Cabagnolo said she took her pills to exist –...
  15. Ron Strider

    NV: West Wendover Approves Medical Dispensary Locale, Now Seeks Interested Businesses

    West Wendover is officially ready for a medical marijuana dispensary – now all the city has to do is wait for interested businesses to apply. The City Council voted 4-to-1 on Tuesday in favor of an ordinance allowing a marijuana dispensary to open within its borders, the city's clerk...
  16. Ron Strider

    Utah Could Soon Allow Farmers To Start Growing Hemp

    The Utah Department of Agriculture & Food could soon start allowing farmers across the state to begin growing hemp for research purposes. The department's Agricultural Advisory Board on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a rule change that would allow farmers to grow marijuana in Utah, if...
  17. Ron Strider

    Hemp-Growing: First Step To Medicinal Cannabis In Utah

    The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is considering a new rule that would allow some farmers to grow limited varieties of cannabis for research purposes. The rule, given initial approval Tuesday by the state's Agricultural Advisory Board, would allow anyone with a permit to grow...
  18. Ron Strider

    Medical Dispensary May Open In West Wendover, But Your Utah doctor Can't Prescribe

    A medical marijuana dispensary may open less than two hours from Salt Lake City, but health experts say Utah doctors will not be able to write prescriptions that could be filled there. The city of West Wendover, Nev., is in the process of passing an ordinance that would allow medical...
  19. Ron Strider

    What's The Deal With The Mormon Church And Medical Marijuana

    Will conservative Utah become the next marijuana-friendly state? A ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana was filed earlier this week, but the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a major force in the state, quickly came out against the plan. On Monday, the Utah Patients...
  20. Ron Strider

    Backers Of Utah Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Tout Poll Showing Strong Support

    A Utah political issues committee claims voters in the state overwhelmingly support medical marijuana ballot initiative, citing a recent poll, though critics say the study is one-sided and doesn't explain the complexities of the issue. A survey by the California-based opinion research firm...