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Mormon church opposes Utah’s medical marijuana ballot initiative

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  • Utah has yet to officially add a ballot initiative allowing residents to vote for allowing medical marijuana, but one of the state’s biggest institutions is coming out against it.
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) issued a memorandum prepared by the church’s regular legal firm, Kirton McConkie, with 31 different legal issues supporting its stance against allowing marijuana for medicinal use.
  • The church said in April, two days after the signatures pushing for the initiative to be added to the ballot were submitted, that it did not support the Images – Marijuana bud.
  • Among the 31 issues with the initiative: it will allow some people to grow their own marijuana, it will create significant challenges for law enforcement, dispensaries will be allowed to give free samples to card holders, people with prior convictions will be allowed to get a card, it does not…
  • Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images – Marijuana samples are shown to customers at the Maine’s Honest Herbs Co. booth during the 4th Annual New England Cannabis Convention in Boston, March 25, 67 percent (or 2,090,401 members) of Utah’s population is Mormon, according to the church.

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Are These Marijuana Stocks Safe To Invest In – Marijuana Stocks

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  • With the large amount of legalization for cannabis happening around the world, the market has been able to grow various different companies with varying levels of volatility.
  • Given that the market on cannabis is still very much in its infant stages, many of the companies are seeing high levels of fluctuations and volatility in their prices.
  • According to one report Within quick-service, we note Jack in the Box has the greatest exposure to recreational marijuana use becoming more widely accepted in states that have already legalized use (10% of the store base), as well as 5 states with an upcoming legalized recreational use proposal on state…
  • The hopes are high that the market on cannabis will be able to mature in the near future, reaching some sense of where it can potentially go in the coming years.
  • Only time will tell how these partnerships and ancillary industries will continue to effect the broader market on cannabis, securing partnerships for the future of the space.

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Canadian Cannabis Stocks Continue to Dominate the Market – Marijuana Stocks

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  • The Canadian cannabis market has long been one of the most powerful throughout the industry.
  • With legislation in favor of cannabis being in place for quite some time now, it seems as though the Canadian market is only continuing to dominate the industry.
  • Canadian export of cannabis has helped to build larger markets throughout Europe and beyond in places like Germany, where the medicinal legal cannabis market is just now beginning to flourish.
  • The report continues to state that there was over $1.2 billion invested into the Canadian cannabis market during the first five weeks of this year.
  • Many Canadian cannabis companies have seen their revenues reach the hundreds of millions just on the sheer production of cannabis, showing how powerful the market is at this point.

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Senate could sit into summer to pass marijuana bills

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  • The Trudeau government’s representative in the Senate says the chamber will extend its session into the summer if that’s what it takes to pass two new laws to regulate recreational cannabis use.
  • Sen. Peter Harder told CBC Radio’s The House he’s made it clear to his colleagues that bills C-45 and C-46 must be passed before the chamber breaks for the summer.
  • Currently, both the primarylegislation and the accompanying drug-impaired driving bill are before Senate committees.
  • Earlier this week, MP Bill Blair, the Liberal government’s point man on pot, said recreational cannabis use will become legal even if the impaired driving law gets hung up in the Senate.
  • The drug-impaired driving legislation has been in committee since December, while the main marijuanabill was referred to a Senate committee at the end of March after passing a 4429 vote.

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Cancer docs feel unprepared, but recommend marijuana anyway

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  • SEATTLE Nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors who responded to a survey say theyve recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they dont know enough about medicinal use.
  • All 29 states with medical marijuana programs allow doctors to recommend it to cancer patients.
  • In the new study, cancer doctors said their conversations about marijuana were almost always started by patients and their families, not by the doctors themselves.
  • Overall, nearly eight in 10 cancer doctors reported having discussed marijuana with patients or their families, with 46 percent recommending it for pain and other cancer-related problems to at least one patient in the past year.
  • In the study, 67 percent of cancer doctors said they view marijuana as a useful addition to standard pain therapies, with 75 percent saying it posed less risk of overdose than opioids.

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