Utah Picks 8 Growers for Medical Marijuana Program
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Utah Picks 8 Growers for Medical Marijuana Program

Although the new law allows Utah to award up to 10 licenses, state officials say they chose to only hand out eight to avoid an oversupply of cannabis.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah chose eight companies Friday to legally grow medical marijuana for the first time in the conservative state, though the decision to award a smaller number of licenses raised concerns among advocates about whether supply would be robust enough.

Although the new law allows Utah to award up to 10 licenses, state officials say they chose to only hand out eight to avoid an oversupply of cannabis.

Christine Stenquist, director and founder of advocacy group Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education, or TRUCE, said she is concerned eight cannabis growers won't be able to fulfill high patient demand in Utah.

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