We're still waiting on the final language and status around this possible development.

But if finalized, it will certainly be welcome – by patients (less bureaucracy, no invasive HIPPA-busting data for any law enforcement officer to browse for now), by the business people who've been spending real money to get ready for the customers they've been promised by the state, and by physicians who won't be taking actions so like actual prescribing that their DEA prescribing numbers could possibly be at risk.

[Note: as to that last we want to be clear that a legal analysis done for us – an analysis which has not been authoritatively refuted – said this COULD happen given differences between Utah's and other state laws if the federal government ever decided to backtrack in the absence of federal legal reform, not that it WOULD/WILL happen. But we feel that is worth remaining concerned about down the road.

Not to mention that removing real patient input into the choice of forms and amounts (as allowed in the great majority of legal states) is simply bad clinical practice when it comes to cannabis medicine. And will drive patients to cross state lines or feed the underground market.

We're not trying to scare doctors, we're asking the state to protect them as well as they're protected in other states, because there's no scientific or medical reason for the language currently in the law.]

Thinking of the interests of stakeholders…


Utah doctor letters could be used to buy medical marijuana

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah patients could use letters from physicians to make purchases from marijuana pharmacies through the end of the year under an anticipated legislative proposal. The…