DEA: Utah Legalizing Medical Cannabis Will Lead to Stoned Rabbits

If Utahrabbit lawmakers approve a bill to legalize medical cannabis, wildlife – especially rabbits – will “cultivate a taste” for the plant, lose their fear of humans and be stoned all the time. This is according to an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), who made the statements while testifying in opposition to Utah’s Senate Bill 259, which would legalize medical cannabis and was recently approved by the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee.

“I deal in facts. I deal in science,” said special agent Matt Fairbanks, a member of Utah’s “marijuana eradication” team in Utah.

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Utah Senate Committee Votes to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Legislation tobudplant legalize the possession, use and state-licensed distribution of medical cannabis has been approved by Utah’s Senate Judiciary Committee with a 3 to 2 vote.

Senate Bill 259, filed by Republican Senator Mark Madsen from Saratoga Springs, would allow those with debilitating conditions – including HIV/AIDS, cancer and epilepsy – to possess and use cannabis-infused products such as gummys and tinctures, in addition to cannabis oil. Unfortunately smoking of the actual cannabis plant would remain – oddly enough – prohibited.

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Utah Criminal and Juvenile Justice Commission Endorses Defelonizing Drug Possession

Utah’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Commission has utahunveiled 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 of over half a billion dollars of taxpayer money. Among the recommendations the Commission makes in order to deal with this growth, is to defelonize the first-time personal possession of drugs.

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31 States Have Legalized Some Form of Cannabis

The wave of reform that’s swept across the U.S. this year has been swift, with lawmakers and citizens across the nation standing up for a changecannaamerica in the longstanding, propaganda-laden prohibition on cannabis. This year alone an initiative to legalize cannabis has qualified for the ballot in Alaska, signatures have been submitted for a similar initiative in Oregon and Washington D.C., and 8 states have passed laws legalizing some form of cannabis. Because of the latter, the number of states in the U.S. that have legalized at least some form of cannabis – whether it be full legalization or simply the allowance of the cannabis compound cannabidiol – has reached 31, or  62% of the entire country.

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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.MMMA LEAF AND SYMBOL_full 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 can to help them”, Governor Herbert said in a statement after signing the bill.

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6 States Plus D.C. Sign Cannabis Bills Into Law in Less than a Month

It’s been an incredibly busy, and productive year thus far for the cannabis reform movement, and the past month has been a shining example of this progress. Here’s a look at some of what’s been accomplished.  wacanna

On March 21st, Utah’s governor signed into law a proposal which legalizes cannabis extracts (such as oils and tinctures) for medical purposes. The measure takes effect on July 1st.

On March 31st, Washington D.C.’s mayor signed a measure into law which removes criminal penalties for the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis. The new law reduces the penalty from an arrestable misdemeanor, to a $25 ticket.

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Half of the United States Has Now Passed Some Form of Medical Cannabis Legalization

In 2014 numerous states have joined the movement to legalize at least some form of medical cannabis.

In Utah, the governor recently signed a measure legalizing low-THC cannabis oil. In Kentuckymerry, the state’s legislature has voted unanimously to legalize cannabidiol (a compound found in cannabis); the measure is expected to be signed by the governor.

In Mississippi, the state’s House and Senate has voted to also legalize cannabis oil that’s low in THC for medical purposes. The measure awaits response from the governor.

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Utah Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed House Bill 105, a measure to legalize medical cacannasymbolnnabis extracts.

“Cannabis oils show promise of offering some relief to Utahns suffering from seizures and epilepsy and we should do all we can to help them”, the governor said in a statement released yesterday.

Once the proposal takes effect (July 1st), House Bill 105 will allow those in the state who receive a recommendation from a neurologist to legally possess and use cannabis extract that’s low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and high in CBD (cannabidiol). First they must receive a waiver from Utah’s Department of Health.

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Utah Legislature Gives Final Approval to Medical Cannabis Bill, Heads to Governor

Utah’s House of Representatives gave final approval today to House Bill 105, a measure to legalize medical cannabis extracts. The proposal has already been approved procon.orgthrough the state’s Senate with a unanimous vote; it now heads to Governor Gary Herbert, who’s in support of the measure.

If approved into law, House Bill 105 would allow those in the state who receive a recommendation from a neurologist to legally possess and use cannabis extract that’s low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), if they receive a waiver from Utah’s Department of Health.

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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.mmjlogo

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.

“The concept of having cannabis oil as a medication to help with the treatment of seizures and other health issues is one that I support,” Governor Gary Herbert said today, indicating that he’ll sign the proposal if sent to him.

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