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Friday, August 11, 2017

Utah Patients Coalition Approved to Begin Collecting Signatures for 2018 Medical Cannabis Initiative

Utah Patients Coalition Approved to Begin Collecting Signatures for 2018 Medical Cannabis Initiative

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - August 11, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Utah Patients Coalition has received approval from Lt. Governor Spencer Cox to begin gathering signatures to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. After holding 10 public hearings across the state and meeting with various state departments and stakeholders, Utah Patients Coalition will now proceed to collect the more than 113,000 required signatures to place doctor-approved access to medical cannabis on the ballot for Utah voters to approve.
In response to feedback from state officials, Utah Patients Coalition made two technical changes to the initiative language: (1) striking a short tax deduction provision that would have required federal tax law to be interpreted and implemented by state tax authorities, an issue that advocates plan to revisit with the State Tax Commission and the legislature after the initiative becomes law; and (2) establishing a limit on the amount of medical cannabis that a patient or caregiver can transport, bringing it in line with a common 30-day restriction on pharmacy drugs.




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