While her two young daughters were shopping with their father in South Weber, Utah, last Oct. 1, Enedina Stanger stayed behind in the parking lot. She had tried everything to help ease the pain from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome – the rare and potentially fatal genetic tissue disorder she suffers from – but nothing else worked. She […]

The Utah Department of Health began issuing hemp extract registration cards on Tuesday, allowing caregivers to possess and use hemp oil extract in treating patients with epilepsy. The card allows for legal possession and use of hemp extract, a non-intoxicating cannabis oil taken from specially bred marijuana plants, for the treatment of epileptic seizures. In […]

In an open-label observational trial at Primary Children’s hospital, 25 children and teens with treatment-resistant epilepsy who apply to be part of a new drug trial will, will receive Epidiolex, a liquid, purified form of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive chemical in marijuana. The primary goal will be to test the tolerability of Epidiolex and the […]

The future of medical marijuana in Utah is officially in Gov. Gary Herbert’s hands after the Senate unanimously passed the ninth draft of House Bill 105. If the governor signs, the bill will initiate a 2-year trial period for regulated use of a highly therapeutic, non-psychotropic cannabis oil in the treatment of childhood epilepsy. Read […]