Utah Tweaks Its Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules to Let Out-of-State Businesses Claim Cannabis Growing Licenses
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Utah Tweaks Its Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules to Let Out-of-State Businesses Claim Cannabis Growing Licenses

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food concluded that residency restrictions could run afoul of federal law.

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July 17, 2019

The state has scrapped a proposed residency requirement for Utah cannabis cultivation, to the dismay of some local farmers.

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, which is in the process of crafting rules for the state’s emerging medical marijuana program, concluded that residency restrictions could run afoul of federal law, an agency spokesman said.

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Tom Paskett, executive director of the Utah Cannabis Association, said local farmers were in favor of a rule that guaranteed the cannabis cultivation licenses would go to businesses located inside the state.

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