Hillyard on the medical marijuana challenges

LOGAN – At a special session held Monday night, Utah lawmakers’ time was dominated by the medical marijuana program and tweaking that program. On KVNU’s For the People program on Tuesday, Senator Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, said issues surrounding the dispensing of the drug  highlight the problems.

“The problem gets to be is that you can’t deposit (marijuana) in a federally-insured bank because it’s illegal federally. So I was happy to hear from Senator (Evan) Vickers that our State Treasurer Dave Damschen has been working with financial institutions to work out a way that all this cash can be now handled in a bank account,” the senator said.

Hillyard said another problem is that they still don’t know what the real medical impact will be, for example, how many grams of marijuana someone would take for a particular illness. He said it’s because they can’t really test it because of the federal prohibition against the drug that makes it challenging.

Hillyard invites the public to the latest Town Hall meeting having to do with Transportation Funding that takes place Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. in the Historic Cache County Courthouse.

AUDIO:  Senator Lyle Hillyard talks with Jason Williams on FTP

 

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