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No Utahn should be threatened with fines, jail, and losing their children merely for trying to be healthy.
Utah is one of the leading states for opioid overdose fatalities, and legislators struggle to find ways to address this epidemic—yet they refuse to legalize a plant that shows promise in reducing that overdose rate.
Many sick patients secretly consume cannabis for health reasons at great personal risk. Utah’s drug laws must be amended to allow peaceful people to use cannabis for legitimate medicinal purposes.
“It’s important to understand that while more research needs to be done to identify additional uses for this plant, the safety profile has been well established in research.”
“Matthew’s needs really can’t wait. It’s not something that I can put off and just wait for someone to do tests and studies and eventually decide that that’s an okay thing for me. He needs it now.”
Marc and Joann Taylor:
“I think that we both feel that the government has kept us in the dark and many of the things that we’ve been taught are just plain wrong.”
“I know individuals that have the exact condition, the same presentation as me, that are being helped every day from cannabis. My problem is it’s illegal here in Utah. I can’t access it.”
“We can’t wait for FDA approval—that can take years, if not decades. Patients need access now.”