Utah’s First Medical Cannabis Dispensary Opens

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Utah’s first medical cannabis dispensary, Dragonfly Wellness, opened in Salt Lake City March 2, as the state launched a slow rollout of its medical cannabis program, according to an ABC News report.

The online application process for patients to obtain medical cannabis cards launched March 1, the news outlet reported.

Gov. Gary Herbert signed legislation Feb. 28, just days before the medical cannabis program launched, that fine-tuned the state’s medical cannabis law. Key changes include dosage form requirements for cannabis products and provisions that protect state employees from penalties for using medical cannabis. Private businesses are not required to allow their employees to use medical cannabis under the law, however.

Utah’s second dispensary is expected to open this month, with seven more opening by June, according to ABC News. The state’s last five dispensaries will open in July.

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