Utah to study effects of hemp oil on children with epilepsy

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  • Multi Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 17, 2016 2:43 p.m.

    Oh, I forgot one.

    Everybody look up Neurogenesis in conjunction with cannabis. It'll really blow that stereotype of the stupid stoned out of the water.

  • Multi Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 17, 2016 2:40 p.m.

    Mr. #

    Of course pot research lags behind in the U.S. we have very strict federal laws allowing its study.

    However does Israel lag behind? Nope, in fact they are probably the world leaders in pot research, to put it into plain speak. The fact that God's people are using this plant to help heal their sick should be enough evidence for the leaders of God's Church to get on board.

    You just have a myopic view, we can clearly see the non-issues it has with recreational use. Do you really think we aren't going to find legitimate medical uses for it. Scratch that there are already legitimate medical uses, hence the U.S. gov controlling the patent over cannabis.

    Now I could list off all the health problems it has been shown to help, but that be me repeating myself for the 100th time. So here is a few.

    Alzheimer's
    Chrons disease
    Arthritis
    Depression
    Dementia......

    There you guys go, I'd hit up Google, and start reading. We aren't lagging as much as you think we are.

  • 112358 Alpine, UT
    Nov. 17, 2016 12:51 p.m.

    The pot industry is exploiting parents desperate to help their children, and the children suffering from disease. Even pro-pot researchers acknowledge that the science backing its medical use lags far behind the push of the pot industry. Considering the damage being wrought on society by the pot industry, the prudent approach is to wait until the science matures before allowing uncontrolled experimentation on children.

  • Multi Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 17, 2016 12:47 p.m.

    I'll say that Utah is way behind the curve. There is no way other states and countries already don't have data on this.

    Jesus Christ himself used Kannabos (spelled incorrectly) oil to anoint and heal. Isn't it funny how the spirits, demons, and health problems he healed usually had something to do with seizing? Ya, ya, he cured that leprosy thing according to the Bible, but outside of that there is no proof.

    Madsen's bill was a much better plan, but it didn't have the blessing of the church like Vickers does. When is the church going to be taxed, or told to sod off?

  • MrsH Altamont, UT
    Nov. 17, 2016 12:43 p.m.

    When you see results like this, it makes even less sense to keep denying people the very thing that would help them.
    Makes you wonder if any of our lawmakers have done ANY research before they follow the knee-jerk reactions.
    By the way, these photos are awesome!! You can clearly see the love the wonderful dad has for his sweet daughter, and her for him.

  • Taterhead West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 16, 2016 10:09 p.m.

    Don't count your chickens too fast.....
    Vicker's bill provides for less than .3% THC, and simply creates more oversight of the existing system. While it *would* allow for sales within Utah, Vickers even requires a pharmacist be hired for every dispensary. WHY would you need a pharmacist who has no education/experience with a plant-based oil? Here's why: Vickers is a pharmacist and trying to create jobs for his friends.
    His bill also requires the state create a "Paypal"-style payment system for marijuana sales, even though it's not needed. These bills being pushed on Capitol Hill don't help the people that need it, they just help the friends of legislators.

  • Multi Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 16, 2016 7:58 p.m.

    Finally.