Utah Could Become Guinea Pig for State Distribution of Medical Marijuana

Utah Could Become Guinea Pig for State Distribution of Medical Marijuana

Under a medical marijuana agreement, the state itself would distribute the cannabis.

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October 8, 2018

The medical marijuana agreement that has brought together warring factions in the Proposition 2 debate could make Utah a national test case—the state itself would distribute the cannabis.

Sure, other governments have mulled such a system, but they’ve generally shied away from direct involvement in dispensing a substance illegal under federal law, said Karen O’Keefe, state policies director for the Marijuana Policy Project.

"Usually we talk them out of it," she said.

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