It's a great step in the right direction, but let's not stop at highly
selective applications of the plant. I'd love to solve my chronic insomnia
without breaking laws, and without taking synthetic sleep aids that instantly
caused a dependence.
"It's a tough issue," the speaker said. "The legalization of
marijuana is not a path we want to take. But when you see real people and real
children with significant challenges and it seems this product is helping those
children, you have to think about it, think long and hard."Yes,
the decision to allow someone to make their lives better, especially if their
children is such a difficult, difficult dilemma. Gosh what to do, what to
do...hmmmm...let me do some soul searching since were talking about real people
It's a slippery slope. Some will be delighted, and eager to slide into the
abyss. Others will try to hold the line at this seemingly rational easing of
the laws for a legitimate medical use.However, go to Denver and see
the plethora of pot shops and "doctors" next to them to write
"prescriptions for all the sick people."Pot is not a cure,
but a cause of illness.
Marijuana like anything else has its place and is good if properly used, and is
bad if it is misused.
I do not smoke pot and do not suggest anyone do so, but as this article shows
there are some people whose lives are benefited by the use some of the products
of the cannabis plant that have medicinal properties. This Bill should be
passed.On a related topic, Industrial Hemp should be allowed to be
grown in Utah. There is a use for this plant in textile manufacture and
industry. Also, it would be a good plant for livestock feed. Brigham Young
proposed that the early settlers in Utah grow hemp. California has passed a law
allowing growing of Industrial Hemp, and Colorado and Kentucky are working on
such legislation. There is a market for this product that will be filled and
Utah should get onboard early to help provide it. The US imports over $100
million of hemp products annually. The farm bill recently passed in the House
of Representatives allows for growing industrial hemp at the federal level.
This State Bill should be expanded to allow growing Hemp in Utah so that Utah
farmers can get an early foothold in this market. Industrial Hemp farming will
create more jobs in Utah.
The hemp oil has NO THC in it.You could no more get you high, than eating
dirt or drinking water.Like Diet decaffinated Coke, NO sugar
or chemicals to get a buzz at all.This should be a no brainer.Those who can't see this are the real 'dopes'.
Speaker Lockhart will be pleased to discover that this bill makes no effort to
legalize marijuana; rather, it clarifies Utah law that relates to specific hemp
products. Most hemp products are already legal in Utah.And DN
Subscriber, if you'd truly like to experience an abyss, join me *tonight*
as my 11-year-old son is tortured to sleep again by incessant seizures. Bring a
blanket, and you can sit with me as we hold his hand through his suffering
throughout the night. Then in the morning, I will drive you to the homes of our
friends in Colorado - I'm not kidding, I'll schedule a day off right
now! - whose children have been RESCUED by this harmless hemp derivative. Then,
if you're still up for it, we'll both go to Sacrament Meeting at my
ward on Sunday.
Great article, but two important errors were made: 1. This oil is
extracted from a *hemp* plant, not a marijuana plant (and yes, there is a real
and even legal difference)2. The children of the mothers who met
with Speaker Lockhart are NOT currently being helped by the extract. Their
friends in Colorado are. That's the tragedy and the impetus for the bill.
My son will have another unnecessary 20 seizures today, while the bill is being
weighed. And the same tomorrow.The science is there. Standford
University and NYU have both released very positive findings regarding the
treatment of epilepsy with CBD extracts within the last several months. These
mothers are correct.
I am still trying to figure out what this hemp oil medication has in it that the
FDA approved hemp products do not? Also, there are hemp oil pills you can order
from Amazon as an herbal supplement.It seems like this is a
redundant authorization. Or does somebody know what this particular hemp oil
pill has that all of the others don't?
@DN News Subscriber...How applying one of your typical biblical quotes I read
regularly whenever you post. Goes something like, "I give you all the seed
bearing plants and herbs to use". Some knowledge on this subject would help
prior to posting in the future. Marijuana has never negatively effected my life
nor did it hinder me from earning two Ivy League Degrees. How about yourself?
You can spend hours and hours looking up all sorts of garbage on the internet to
promote your agenda, but can't take 5 seconds to Google it up for
youself?Pathetic.The marijuana extract is called
cannabidiol, delivered in drops of oil.Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of
at least 60 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major
constituent of the plant, accounting for up to 40% of the plant's extract,
as a NON-psychotropic phytocannabinoid.FYI -- The FDA
doesn't approve vitamins and herbs for medical use.Class
To "LDS Liberal" You still haven't answered the question. I can
buy herbal supplement pills from Amazon that contain CBD. So, why are we
enacting legislation to legalize something that is already legal?Can
you tell me what is different about the pills being legalized here vs. the Hemp
Seed Oil 1000mg pills for $20.25 or other similar CBD rich herbal supplements?
If I have a prescription I can buy Marinol and other medication, which also
contains CBD, and is FDA approved. So, what is the new substance that is being
"...Marijuana has never negatively effected my life nor did it hinder me
from earning two Ivy League Degrees...".Wonderful.2
ivy league degrees somehow add veracity to this opinion?
@There You Go Again...Yes. It is wonderful indeed my friend. First off Ivy
League is capitalized. Second. To answer your question. Yes. It does add
veracity to the opinion. Especially if you know first hand the commitment,
study, determination and intelligence that it takes to earn an Ivy League
Degree. Third. Marijuana is becoming legal not only for medical use but also
recreational for a reason. It works! Fourth. Are you aware that there has never
been a documented overdose of Marijuana in the history of modern medicine? My
suggestion is to educate yourself on the topic prior to posting. Also, may I ask
if you have ever tried marijuana? In closing, how many prescriptions do you
currently take daily?