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Month: January 2018

Soapbox: Cannabis initiative mischaracterized by Utah lawmaker

Breaking news: cannabis advocate and Truce member asks why legislators don’t have to be truthful, when the law demands it of cannabis supporters. #UTpol #UTleg #ShameOnBrad #HopeNotRope #BadBills #PantsOnFire #Truce #UPC #UtahPatientsCoalition #UtahNext     See full article – Soapbox: Cannabis initiative mischaracterized by Utah lawmaker



Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne touts benefits of medicinal cannabis

Breaking today…! Brief excerpts: “Count Patrick Byrne among those rooting for cannabis to be legalized for medicinal use by Utah voters at the ballot box later this year. The Overstock.com founder and three-time cancer survivor says he has medicated with cannabis to help him neutralize the effects of his numerous health issues over the years.…



Utah cannabis bills not worthy of support, advocacy group says

Breaking in today’s Deseret News: TRUCE has released an analysis of bills authored by Rep. Brad Daw (R-Orem) and co-sponsored by Sen. Evan Vickers (R-D28) which Utah can do without. In particular without HB195 and HB197. You can read that detailed report here: http://ift.tt/2DS4XDT These bills do the opposite of moving toward access to the…



Utah opioid bills take aim at access, doctor education

When will they ever learn….?? (Opioid Policy, Part One: Utah) There are number of bills in the 2018 Utah legislative hopper dealing with the opioid crisis. Given the legislature’s track record in the area of social policy around drugs, it’s not surprising that most of this year’s proposals are either law-enforcement heavy or otherwise legalistic…



KUTV 2News

Numbers games…. Highlight of this KUTV story: Signature gathering for Initiative petitions is getting closer to the mark, and has passed 95,000 signed. With several months left until the deadline. We like to keep you more on top of the story than just what the media shares, though, so here’s some info we haven’t gone…



Thailand is Poised to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Placement of another “Yes!” pin on the world’s medicinal cannabis map seems imminent. Thailand is on the verge of legalization. One particular reason that this is significant is that most of the countries which have legalized are in the Americas and Europe. Asia and Africa, by contrast, have been much slower to act. A number…