New Poll Shows over 75 Percent of Utahns Support Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Amanda Ellis-Graham’s multiple sclerosis was once so bad she could barely hold a pencil.

She suffered from vision and hearing problems. Walking was nearly impossible because of terrible vertigo. Numbness and a sensation of pins and needles slowly spread through her body.

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Utah bill allowing universities to study medical marijuana moves forward

A Utah proposal that would allow universities to study medical marijuana has cleared its first committee meeting.

Members of a House health and human services committee voted unanimously Monday in favor of the plan, saying the research would help to flesh out when the drug should be prescribed, how much should be administered and its potential side effects. Continue reading “Utah bill allowing universities to study medical marijuana moves forward”

Utah Lawmakers Turn Timid on Medical Marijuana Plans

Utah lawmakers announced Friday that they’re scaling back their push to expand the state’s very limited medical marijuana law to more uses or ailments and instead will focus on calling for additional research on the drug’s effects.

Four Republican lawmakers said at a news conference that their proposals will focus on finding out more about the drug’s impact on conditions such as chronic pain and cancer. Continue reading “Utah Lawmakers Turn Timid on Medical Marijuana Plans”

Mormon brothers among residents pushing for Utah medical marijuana

Twin brothers, both devout Mormons, are among a growing legion of residents embracing Utah medical marijuana as a way to treat a host of ailments. Continue reading “Mormon brothers among residents pushing for Utah medical marijuana”