What’s Going on with Marijuana in Utah?

Linda Nelson, SMART Marijuana Task Force Chair, leads discussion at SAMSHA prevention week Marijuana Education Night.
Marijuana, or Cannabis sativa, is a plant that has been used for many purposes. Traditionally, users smoke or injest marijuana to achieve a “high.”

However, some evidence has pushed the exploration of Cannabis for medicinal value.

SMART does not support the recreational use of marijuana in any form. We support unbiased, independent medical professionals, scientists, and researchers determining what medical products are safe for use in our society. Determining this will require intensive study.

Some groups and individuals are working to bring marijuana to Utah for research/medicinal during the 2016 legislative session. Now is a great time to get informed and talk to your legislators. Find your Utah State Legislators, and email or call your senators and representatives to let them know your opinion about cannabis.