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The money behind Utah's contentious medical marijuana initiative

SALT LAKE CITY — By signature count, it is Utah's most popular ballot initiative, in an election year full of them. It has overcome formidable regulations on voter-driven initiatives and even an organ... read more

Utah medical marijuana opponents wanted Gov. Gary Herbert to direct the state government to help fight the initiative

Plumb, whose publicly reported donations make up the bulk of money received from Drug Safe Utah, said he had met ... Steve Urquhart, a supporter of the medical marijuana initiative. “If he’s coordinat... read more

From concerns to outright opposition, local legislators address medical marijuana legalization

Sen. Evan Vickers, R-Cedar City, speaks at an event at the Southwest Behavioral Center concerning the impacts of marijuana use and the 2018 medical marijuana ballot. Vickers does not support the initi... read more

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Robocall says signatures forged on Count My Vote ballot initiative petition

“The truth is this petition means to weaken and dismantle our neighborhood caucus meetings that hold our politicians accountable and keep big money ... The Utah Patients Coalition, which is backing th... read more


Push to legitimize Idaho pot is up in smoke…again

In Washington, Oregon and Nevada, both recreational and medicinal marijuana are legal. It is legal for medical purposes in Montana. In Wyoming and Utah, a less-potent derivitive ... Each successive in... read more

Sean Parker backs California pot initiative

As one contentious election ... legalized marijuana. Silicon Valley fixture Sean Parker, cofounder of Napster and former Facebook (FB) president, is backing a new initiative that would make marijuana ... read more

Utah medical marijuana supporters push back in court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Supporters and opponents of medical marijuana in Utah are preparing to square off in court over a proposed ballot initiative, opening a new front for what has been a contentious ... read more

Hurts So Good

We want Utah to become state number 31. As expressed in last week's issue, there is a ballot initiative ... Utahns about the truth behind medical cannabis and its viability over opioids. It's time for ... read more

California effort to allow sports betting cleared to collect signatures as foes emerge

(John Locher / AP) A proponent of an initiative to allow sports betting in California ... Virgil Grant arranges containers of various strains of medical marijuana in a display case at a dispensary he ... read more

Medical marijuana supporters push back in court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Supporters and opponents of medical marijuana in Utah are preparing to square off in court over a proposed ballot initiative, opening a new front for what has been a contentious ... read more



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