SPRINGVILLE — Former Utah Congressman Chris Cannon has launched a new company for the purpose of conducting cannabidiol studies, the first which will focus on Utah participants wrestling with pain, anxiety or sleep issues.
Based in Springville, Endo-C organized this spring after the passage of House Bill 130 during the 2017 Legislative session. Rep. Brad Daw, an Orem Republican, sponsored that legislation to allow companies such as Endo-C to conduct cannabis research under the supervision of a doctor and an institutional review board.
Cannon, chairman of Endo-C, lives in Mapleton. His connection to cannabis research is personal — his daughter battled cancer and endured pain through the journey that ultimately took her life in December 2003. A friend of Cannon’s told him that cannabis could have eased her pain, and that idea fueled his Endo-C endeavor.
“We realized a long time ago that we should be doing something with CBD,” Cannon said by