Utah cannabis research: Providing answers or just a smokescreen?

SALT LAKE CITY — Initial findings from state-funded research into the medical qualities of marijuana could be presented to lawmakers as early as the legislative session at the start of next year, according to the organization charged with carrying out the study.

“Hopefully there will be some preliminary data that can be shared during the legislative session this year,” Ivy Estabrooke, director of the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative, told the Deseret News.

Estabrooke cautioned that a complete report on the study’s findings isn’t expected until late spring or early summer of 2018.

That full report should be publicly available in the months leading up to a potential decision by Utah voters on whether or not to legalize

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