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(Salt Lake City) Official online Comment sign up forms are available for the April 19, 2018 meetings to address three recently passed cannabis related laws that directly impact the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.
The purpose of these meetings is to allow interested parties the opportunity to briefly provide information to the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) regarding three of the cannabis related laws recently passed by the Utah Legislature and signed by Governor Gary R. Herbert. To make the best rules possible, the Department is holding one meeting for each law to hear ideas and concerns from interested parties before writing the draft of the rules. UDAF invites comments on potential implementation and enforcement of the laws. The meeting, however, will not be a question and answer session.
Each of the meetings will be held at the State Office Building Auditorium, Utah State Capitol Complex, 350 N State Street, Salt Lake City.
Cultivation of Industrial Hemp
Meeting time: 8:30 – 10:00 am
Link to the comment sign up form: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b48afaf2eaaff2-utah
- Individuals will be able to cultivate, process, and market industrial hemp and industrial hemp products provided they are licensed by the Department.
- Currently, the Department has a rule in place to govern the growth of industrial hemp for Universities. These rules will need to be expanded to include individuals as well as to regulate the processing and marketing of products.
Meeting time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Link to comment sign up form: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b48afaf2eaaff2-utah1
- Cannabidiol products are currently being sold around the state of Utah. The Department does not intend to interrupt the market; however, the Department is going to take a role in ensuring that the product being sold is free from harmful substances and are labeled accurately to ensure the consumer is accurately informed.
- It is not the intent of the legislation, nor of the Department, to limit access to Cannabidiol (CBD) product to pharmacies.
- The Department anticipates developing a registration system for producers. The Department will work with manufacturers and distributors of Cannabidiol products to help them understand any regulations.
Cannabis Cultivation Amendments
Meeting Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Link to the comment sign up form: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b48afaf2eaaff2-utah2
- The Department is allowed to grow and process cannabis for academic or medical research and patients that meet the qualification of HB 195. The legislation does not allow for individuals to grow marijuana on their own.
- The Department may contract with a third party to grow and process the cannabis. The Department anticipates contracting with a third party. If the Department contracts with a third party the Department will award that contract through the state procurement process.
Hard copy letters will also be accepted:
Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
Attn: Cannabis Laws Comments
PO Box 146500
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6500