Statements Opposing the Initiative

DSU is Not Alone in Opposing Medical Marijuana Initiative

Here are links to statements from other organizations and leaders opposed to the Utah Medical Cannabis Act:

Utah Governor Gary Herbert

American Medical Association

Utah Medical Association
Press Conference Statement – Aug 23, 2018

Utah Psychiatric Association

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Press Conference Report – (Mormon Newsroom)

U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

Utah Sheriff’s Association

Utah Narcotics Officers Association

Utah County and District Attorney’s Association

Other organizations who oppose the initiative are welcome to submit statements to be included on this list. Forward them to uma@utahmed.org for consideration.


3 thoughts on “Statements Opposing the Initiative

  1. Please post a link to the actual ballot initiative as written in the initiative. One question I have is are you sure smoking is allowed?

    1. The proposed Utah Medical Cannabis Act states the following on page 24 (under the section on exemption for possession or use), in sub-section 4: “It is not lawful for a medical cannabis card holder to smoke cannabis or use a device to facilitate the smoking of cannabis. An individual convicted of violating this section is guilty of an infraction. For purposes of this section, smoking does not include a means of administration that involves cannabis combustion at a temperature that is not greater than 750 degrees Fahrenheit and that does not involve using a flame.”

      In other words, you can light up so long as you don’t use a flame, and the source of combustion is below 750 degrees (car lighter, stove, etc.) Marijuana starts burning at about 495 Degrees.

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