Many Utah Physicians Are Still Uneasy Recommending Marijuana Treatments. A bill Now Taking Shape Could Give Patients a Way Around That.
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Many Utah Physicians Are Still Uneasy Recommending Marijuana Treatments. A bill Now Taking Shape Could Give Patients a Way Around That.

Utah lawmakers impaneled the seven physicians who will be entrusted with evaluating the most complex patient requests for medical cannabis.

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July 2, 2019

Earlier this month, Utah lawmakers impaneled the seven physicians who will be entrusted with evaluating the most complex patient requests for medical cannabis.

This entity, called the compassionate use board, will have the power to recommend cannabis for patients whose maladies aren’t on the legal list of qualifying ailments, or people who would otherwise be ineligible for the plant-based treatment. It will also review all applications by patients younger than 21 for an added layer of caution when using marijuana in pediatric cases.

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