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Utah

What marijuana/cannabis businesses can you start in Utah?

Currently, there are no approved regulations to allow medical or recreational marijuana businesses to operate within the state.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law a proposal allowing individuals suffering from intractable epileptic disorders to legally possess and use CBD oils if certified to do so by their neurologists. Only possession of oils with less than 0.3% THC and at least 15% CBD will be allowed. The new law also allows institutions of higher education to seek waivers to grow industrial hemp for research, but it is not clear if that will actually result in access to high-CBD oils that are effective for patients’ seizures. Despite concerns about access and the fact that this legislation excludes the vast majority of medical marijuana patients, it is still a positive step forward. 

What can you do right now?

To get ahead and be prepared for when the state will start licensing marijuana businesses, you should:

  • Get a pre-legalization marijuana company business plan to understand costs associated with setting up a marijuana business, as well as projected revenues and financials that will allow you to decide whether this venture is for you or not.
  • Download a free starter package to give you a general overview of what to expect when Utah legalizes marijuana businesses.
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