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Utah Lawmakers Considering Medical Cannabis Program Expansion

Utah’s medical marijuana law may soon undergo another expansion if a bill that is being introduced in the legislature gets approved. Salt Lake City-based television station FOX13 reports that a bill offered up by a pair of Republican lawmakers seeks to allow more Utah physicians to recommend medical cannabis to qualifying patients. The legislation, the outlet reported, “will allow physicians to recommend cannabis for up to 15 patients without having to go through hours of specialized training through the state.” The bill, which is being co-sponsored by GOP state Rep. Ray Ward and state Senate Majority Leader Evan Vickers, also […]

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Beehives Own Prepares to Open Flagship Dispensary in Utah's Medical Cannabis Market – Cannabis Dispensary

When Steve Lopez, CEO of The Green Solution (TGS), a Colorado-based vertically integrated business with 21 retail locations in the state, oversaw the implementation of his company’s first self-serve kiosk in the first quarter of 2020, he intended to offer a faster service at one of the company’s busiest locations. It is safe to say that after installing the company’s 56th kiosk in its 21st and final dispensary on Sept. 21, he had no idea how useful and popular those machines would become during the upcoming global pandemic. The kiosks “give convenience, but they also give safety,” Lopez told Cannabis […]

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Utah’s New Medical Marijuana Program More Popular Than Officials Expected

News By MRR Staff Posted on September 28, 2020 10,000 active patients have received medical marijuana cards in Utah Six months after medical marijuana became legal for purchase inside Utah for the first time, the program has already surpassed enrollment projections. But high demand has also led to shortages in both product and providers interested in recommending medical marijuana to patients. “It’s been going. It’s been going well, as with all new programs and people starting and really pushing to get up and going like they did early on — and now (producers) are starting to find their traction to […]

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Cash No Longer Necessary for Utah Cannabis Patients

Utah medical cannabis patients have gotten used to a cash-only system, as many banks and credit card companies still refuse to work with cannabis businesses. Now, in light of the hassle and potential theft risk that causes, as well as sanitation risks due to COVID, a new app that allows for cashless transactions is being rolled out.  “People want a very similar experience to what they have with CVS or REI or anywhere else, where you do curbside pickup,” said Chris Jeffrey, managing partner and CEO of WholesomeCo Cannabis, the company that runs West Bountiful pharmacy. “Avoiding the whole need […]

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Utah’s medical marijuana program more popular than officials expected – Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Six months after medical marijuana became legal for purchase inside Utah for the first time, the program has already surpassed enrollment projections. But high demand has also led to shortages in both product and providers interested in recommending medical marijuana to patients. “It’s been going. It’s been going well, as with all new programs and people starting and really pushing to get up and going like they did early on — and now (producers) are starting to find their traction to be able to keep moving forward,” said Cody James, manager of the Utah Department of […]

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Utah patients win big change to cannabis rules, drop lawsuit – The Leaf Online

Medical marijuana patients have dropped a lawsuit against the State of Utah after announcing that the State has agreed with its primary goal of preventing the state and local governments from monopolizing the distribution of medical cannabis. The group, TRUCE, and co-plaintiffs Epilepsy Association of Utah, Christine Stenquist, Douglas Rice, Nathan Kizerian and Andrew Talbott, M.D., is dismissing the remainder of its suit against Governor Herbert and Joseph Miner, Director of the Utah Department of Health. After voters passed Prop 2 (the Utah Medical Cannabis Act) in 2018, Governor Herbert called the Legislature into a special session to pass an […]

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Cash payments no longer the only option for Utah cannabis patients – Salt Lake Tribune

Utah’s medical cannabis patients are now allowed by the state to spend their money inside marijuana pharmacies, but that doesn’t mean the nation’s major financial institutions want their fingerprints on transactions involving the federally illegal substance. Credit card companies generally avoid cannabis transactions, for fear of federal repercussions. PayPal and Venmo are also leery of wading into the industry, state health officials say. But over the past few weeks, Utah’s cannabis pharmacies have started to experiment with an app that caters to marijuana transactions and gives patients a payment option that doesn’t involve paper currency. “People want a very similar […]

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Cash No Longer Necessary for Utah Cannabis Patients | High Times – High Times

Utah medical cannabis patients have gotten used to a cash-only system, as many banks and credit card companies still refuse to work with cannabis businesses. Now, in light of the hassle and potential theft risk that causes, as well as sanitation risks due to COVID, a new app that allows for cashless transactions is being rolled out.  “People want a very similar experience to what they have with CVS or REI or anywhere else, where you do curbside pickup,” said Chris Jeffrey, managing partner and CEO of WholesomeCo Cannabis, the company that runs West Bountiful pharmacy. “Avoiding the whole need […]

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Cash Payments No Longer The Only Option For Utah Cannabis Patients

News By Salt Lake Tribune Posted on September 24, 2020 Over the past few weeks, Utah’s cannabis pharmacies have started to experiment Utah’s medical cannabis patients are now allowed by the state to spend their money inside marijuana pharmacies, but that doesn’t mean the nation’s major financial institutions want their fingerprints on transactions involving the federally illegal substance. Credit card companies generally avoid cannabis transactions, for fear of federal repercussions. PayPal and Venmo are also leery of wading into the industry, state health officials say. That leaves many patients carrying wads of cash into Utah’s medical cannabis pharmacies — a […]

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Plaintiffs Drop Lawsuit Over Utah's Medical Cannabis Initiative – Cannabis Dispensary

NEW YORK, N.Y., September 8, 2020 – PRESS RELEASE – Columbia Care Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Project Cannabis, an award-winning cannabis company based in Los Angeles, Calif., for approximately $57 million in Columbia Care stock and approximately $12 million in cash from the proceeds of a concurrent sale of Project Cannabis’ real estate assets. Columbia Care’s acquisition of Project Cannabis is expected to close in the fourth quarter, 2020. Project Cannabis is one of the leading cannabis cultivators, wholesalers and retailers of highly recognized, award-winning, branded products, including Triple Seven and Classix, in the world’s largest cannabis […]

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