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Utah Criminal and Juvenile Justice Commission Endorses Defelonizing Drug Possession

Utah’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Commission has unveiled a package of recommendations to control prison growth, including a proposal to make the personal possession of illegal substances a misdemeanor rather than a felony. According to the report, Utah’s prison population is projected to grow by 37% over the next two 20 years, at a cost …

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Measure Legalizing Medical Cannabis Extracts in Utah Becomes Law Today

Utah House Bill 105, a measure to legalize cannabis extracts for medical purposes, officially becomes law today, July 1st. The proposal was signed by Governor Gary Herbert in March after overwhelmingly passing the state’s legislature. “Cannabis oils show promise of offering some relief to Utahns suffering from seizures and epilepsy and we should do all we …

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Utah Medical Cannabis Bill Passes Senate Unanimously, Expected to Be Signed by Governor

Utah’s full Senate gave unanimous approval this evening to House Bill 105, a measure to legalize cannabis extracts for medical purposes. The measure, which was approved by the House of Representatives recently with a 62 to 11 vote, will go back to the House for one final vote, before heading to the governor for consideration. …

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