SALT LAKE CITY — State officials took a first big step Monday toward making medical cannabis available to Utah patients.
The Utah Department of Health and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food started soliciting bids for an electronic verification system and inventory control system that will form the backbone of the program.
"We really can’t do anything program wide until this is in its place," said Drew Rigby, the agriculture department's cannabis program manager.
"Our ultimate goal is to get patients product as fast, as efficient, as cheap as possible," he said. "All of this is building toward that end."