5 medicinal cannabis bills pass, but advocates and lawmakers still at odds

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  • ConradGurch Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 13, 2018 8:09 a.m.

    I just think it is funny how people say "we need more research" "we want to make sure it is safe" I wonder if they said the same things with opioids? Why aren't opioids a Schedule I controlled substance?

  • Jbejarano Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 13, 2018 7:43 a.m.

    Medical marijuana is harmful in the hands of children and needs to be tightly controlled. It’s already available in your neighborhood.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    March 12, 2018 7:57 a.m.

    "Yet with advocates sensing the upper hand and seemingly disinterested in any compromise with state leaders that could endanger the initiative, the debate over medicinal cannabis is sure to extend well past the legislative session despite the passage of five cannabis-related bills this year." and yet people claim the DN is an unbiased news source.

    that aside I congratulate the Utah legislature for at least being willing to approach this complex issue.

  • MoonVG Hurricane, UT
    March 11, 2018 11:56 p.m.

    Under federal law, all forms of cannabis remain illegal. It’s still a Schedule I controlled substance, more tightly regulated than opium or cocaine. When Sessions claims cannabis “is illegal in the United States—even in Colorado, California, and everywhere else in America,” he’s right.................

  • 3grandslams Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 11, 2018 3:16 p.m.

    "Once they're off of hospice, they won't have access to that..." This is a real insensitive comment by Melissa Butler the hospice nurse. Most hospice patients are terminal, in fact the percentage is so large it's horrible to say what she said.

    Please go slow on approving medical marijuana. It's a mess in Denver and we all know the end game for its proponents is recreational use. Drop our rates, homelessness and dui's are practically leading the nation in Colorado. Crime rates have also skyrocketed with pot legalization.

  • ConservativeCommonTater West Valley City, UT
    March 10, 2018 8:14 p.m.

    A couple of years ago, when Sen. Madsen introduced a bill to legalize Med. Marijuana, I was shocked. He was a Republican state Sen. and a Mormon. I spoke before the hearing committee as did a lot of other people that had benefited from the demon weed as he did.

    It was obvious when a legislative supporter pulled his support a couple of days before the hearings that it was a dead issue. Also seeing the bored looks on the legislators faces said they were bored and it wasn't going to pass. It was said that someone in "authority" in Utah had a talk with the guy that pulled out.

    "Daw has said he would like nothing more than to get medicinal cannabis into the hands of "every legitimate patient," but to do it "in a way that ensures patients are safe."

    What is unsafe about it? Deaths from weed? "ZERO" How is it going to help someone with 6 months to live?

    It is my opinion that legal medical weed will be available in Utah. I also believe that recreational weed will be passed by a citizen referendum, sooner or later.

    3 states that border us have already legalized it, plus a couple of dozen more nationally. Right now it is illegal to cross borders with a prescription. Why?