The district attorney in Utah’s most populous county supports medicinal cannabis, the Oregon Department of Revenue collects $7.8 million in taxes, and state-level marijuana initiatives cultivate strong support as we head toward the 2018 midterm elections.
As the head of the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) asserted that cannabis kills, a new study reports lower levels of anxiety and depression among consumers. Good, bad, or ugly, here are some of the intriguing headlines for the week of May 11, 2018.
Salt Lake County DA Supports Medical Marijuana
While Republican Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, the Utah Medical Association, and the Mormon church have spoken out in opposition to the state’s medical cannabis ballot initiative, the Salt Lake County district attorney continues to support the ballot initiative. On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, District Attorney Sim Gill told reporters the use of medical marijuana should be “a private decision.” And one that should be made “without the threat of prosecution.”
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill came out in strong support of the medical marijuana initiative that advocates are seeking to put on the statewide ballot in November. #utpol https://t.co/mcEzE9cV98
— KSL (@KSLcom) May 9, 2018
“I will be voting in favor of this initiative in November,” Gill said during a press conference at the State Capitol.
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