Hemp oil registration cards bring hope for families

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  • sensible advocate slc, UT
    Oct. 10, 2014 12:55 a.m.

    I hope this family is experiencing a cannabis miracle.

    A study of nearly 8000 medical records in California showed that nearly 1 in 20 Californians has used cannabis for a medical condition. 92% of them said it provided the desired relief. Would 92% of people with pill prescriptions say the same?

    Marijuana in its whole plant form is especially beneficial for the elderly. With a few breaths a day, Cancer patients can have an appetite without nausea, Alzheimers patients can control their symptoms and are less combative toward love ones, ALS patients have survived for 20 years using cannabis and don't have trouble with spasms or swallowing, all kinds of nerve pain is soothed instantly by inhaling cannabis, arthritis sufferers have been able to play their musical instruments and work in their gardens again, opium-based pain medications can be reduced or replaced with cannabis.

    States that made medical marijuana legal saw an average 25% decline in opiate pain killer overdose deaths.

    Why wouldn't the creator put a plant on the earth that is easy to grow everywhere and provides relief for a wide variety of pain and suffering while making you feel good when you take it?

  • Smarterthanyou420 Hotchkiss , CO
    July 12, 2014 11:01 a.m.

    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

  • My house was stolen Roy , UT
    July 9, 2014 4:57 p.m.

    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!

  • Michael Shea, MD Yuma, AZ
    July 9, 2014 1:09 p.m.

    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.

  • Heidi jacobsen Miles City, MT
    July 9, 2014 11:25 a.m.

    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!

  • idazut Riverton, UT
    July 9, 2014 11:13 a.m.

    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.

  • Ryan9 Grantsville, UT
    July 9, 2014 9:21 a.m.

    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.

  • CDL Los Angeles, CA
    July 9, 2014 8:53 a.m.

    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.

  • SharpHooks Sandy, UT
    July 9, 2014 8:35 a.m.

    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.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 9, 2014 8:32 a.m.

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

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 9, 2014 8:16 a.m.

    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.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    July 9, 2014 7:59 a.m.

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

  • Appalled Sandy, UT
    July 9, 2014 6:42 a.m.

    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!

  • atrulson cohoes, NY
    July 9, 2014 6:30 a.m.

    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".