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Published: Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:35 p.m. MDT

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atrulson
cohoes, NY

I'm curious to know how this compares to other methods of hemp intake.
Could it replace what some people feel they need to smoke a joint for?
If getting high IS the only effective reason for hemp, then extract wouldn't replace it, but the extract would more certainly fall into the category of "medical".

Appalled
Sandy, UT

Who ever decided to charge $400 to struggling families to obtain a $20 certificate to help their child, should be ashamed. What a fleecing by the state. Governor, do something!

Flashback
Kearns, UT

The Potheads will think that this is opening the door like Colorado and Oregon. Hope not.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Hemp products may actually work for a few individuals, and for them I wish them nothing but the best.

However, the legalization of recreational marijuana is a slippery slope, and we saw the early steps where some states approved it for "medical use because nothing else would provide relief for sick people." This quickly was revealed for the charade it was by the explosion of pot dispensaries and quack doctors willing to write prescriptions for anyone for any imaginary malady to get "medical" pot. Now, even that flimsy pretext has been dropped and the full legalization (albeit with some meaningless restrictions about residency and age) has unlimited pot available in Colorado and Washington. (Washington state, not DC- their minds are muddled by some other malady.)

The hemp oil provisions adopted by Utah mark the starting point in our state which will slowly, but inevitably lead to over the counter pot sales. A prospect mind numbingly attractive to some, but pernicious and destructive in the view of most non-stoned people.

Compare and contrast the war on tobacco and the defense of marijuana by those claiming to care about our health.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Yeah. Keep pot illegal and no one will use it.

SharpHooks
Sandy, UT

Forget smoking pot and the other end of the whole pot spectrum for a second.
Whether or not it ever becomes legal here has no bearing on the medicinal element.

I think there is a huge 'shock' factor to the uninformed and sheltered about the stigma of marijuana. Cocaine has medicinal properties, as do many of the drugs abused on the street.

I'm not surprised ultra-conservative and leery Utah took so long to get this up and running.
I say full steam ahead--it's controlled, and professionally administered---go with it.

CDL
Los Angeles, CA

No value on the street as a drug? Little to no psychotropic effect yet it helps these kids? Yay for these people. Happy they are getting needed help. Any cost factors will work itself out. Move forward people will get the idea and get on board. The pot heads can just go bite the wall, marijuana still should remain illegal, yes they will still find a way and it will continue to ruin lives but making it easier won't make it right. I don't want to pay for the fallout that will occur with the legalization of it.

Ryan9
Grantsville, UT

The hemp extract this article refers to contains no THC and therefore is in no way a product that is desirable to anyone that seeks to get 'high.' It does have a lot of very good properties for everyone and it was readily available many years ago to everyone, along with a lot of other industrial-oriented hemp products. But because this natural product cannot be patented and thereby controlled legally and very profitably by the phara industry they got it legally 'controlled' even though it is very beneficial to many for many reasons. The $400 extra charge is something the government has to throw in to make it profitable for the state to handle the obscene amount of mindless regulation, investigation, and paperwork they generate.

idazut
Riverton, UT

This is a step in the right direction. There are lots of different chemicals in marijuana just like there are lots of different nutrients in any food you care to name. Scientific research is necessary to identify the chemicals that have medicinal value and make them available to those who need them through the prescription process.

Heidi jacobsen
Miles City, MT

I wonder if this treatment has been studied on other diseases that affect the brain, and nervous system, such as Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson's Disease. Maybe with the ability to study it now, other terrific uses could be found which would benefit a variety of people and change lives for the better. I hope these kids can find the relief they hope for!

Michael Shea, MD
Yuma, AZ

I agree with "Appalled." If the state is too poor to afford $40,000, research grants should cover the cost of registration for these families. It begins to seem that all we pay taxes for is to bear the cost of government bureaucracy.

My house was stolen
Roy , UT

It is about time this state recognized the benefits of hemp oil. This state should also legalized all pot. I am 59 and I like to smoke it if I can get it. Helps me with my aches and pains of having to work 12 to 16 hours a day. Many in this state smoke it. More that most posters here think. IF it was legalized this state would bring in more money it needs for schools and roadways. So I say Utah Legalize it!

Smarterthanyou420
Hotchkiss , CO

You cannot import real mmj hemp oil into Utah it's against federal law. The state of Utah is stealing money from patients. What a farce what a lie and using sick children to steal money from desperate parents utah should be ashamed of themselves.
Once again Republican politicians lying to the general public

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