Legalizing Cannabis Extract (HB105) in Utah is a Step in the Right Direction [The Hub Debate]

The following is a submission for The Hub Debate. Participants in  submit 500 words or less in support or opposition to a statement. Participate in the comments below or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. Submissions can be no longer than 500 words and will be published on Friday.  Resolved: With the passage of HB105, Utah has embarked down the slippery slope of legalized marijuana. The passage of HB105 in Utah is a step in the right direction when it comes to individual rights and free agency.  All legislation should be derived…

Drugs Kill. Drugs Save Lives. Which is it? [The Hub Debate]

The following is a submission for The Hub Debate. Participants in  submit 500 words or less in support or opposition to a statement. Participate in the comments below or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. Submissions can be no longer than 500 words and will be published on Friday.  Resolved: With the passage of HB105, Utah has embarked down the slippery slope of legalized marijuana. Several years ago, I was in Amsterdam on business, a city known for its permissive laws regarding drug use. I kept seeing people curled up in the…

Marijuana in Utah? Only If Legislators Want It [The Hub Debate]

The following is a submission for The Hub Debate. Participants in  submit 500 words or less in support or opposition to a statement. Participate in the comments below or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. Submissions can be no longer than 500 words and will be published on Friday.  Resolved: With the passage of HB105, Utah has embarked down the slippery slope of legalized marijuana.   My response to this is quite simple: only if Utah legislators want it to be. I’ve never liked the slippery slope argument as it assumes that…

The Utah Odds Are Stacked Against Marijuana Legalization [The Hub Debate]

  The following is a submission for The Hub Debate. Participants in  submit 500 words or less in support or opposition to a statement. Participate in the comments below or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. Submissions can be no longer than 500 words and will be published on Friday.  Resolved: With the passage of HB105, Utah has embarked down the slippery slope of legalized marijuana.   Some people think that HB 105 is a gateway to legalizing marijuana in Utah. While they are certainly smart and have some interesting points, unfortunately…

“With tax, that joint comes to $9.99. Would you like brownies with that?” [The Hub Debate]

The following is a submission for The Hub Debate. Participants in  submit 500 words or less in support or opposition to a statement. Participate in the comments below or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. Submissions can be no longer than 500 words and will be published on Friday.  Resolved: With the passage of HB105, Utah has embarked down the slippery slope of legalized marijuana. I was a teenager before I interacted with someone lost to alcohol. Growing up in a conservative family, both politically and religiously, alcohol was not allowed in…

Drawing Lines on Slippery Slopes [The Hub Debate]

The following is a submission for The Hub Debate. Participants in  submit 500 words or less in support or opposition to a statement. Participate in the comments below or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. Submissions can be no longer than 500 words and will be published on Friday.  Resolved: With the passage of HB105, Utah has embarked down the slippery slope of legalized marijuana. In law school, I had a constitutional law professor who (rather contemptuously) used to respond to the question, “But where is the line?” with “Seven.  The line…

Legalize it – don’t criticize it. [The Hub Debate]

The following is a submission for The Hub Debate. Participants in  submit 500 words or less in support or opposition to a statement. Participate in the comments below or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. Submissions can be no longer than 500 words and will be published on Friday.  Resolved: With the passage of HB105, Utah has embarked down the slippery slope of legalized marijuana. The passage of HB 105 during Utah’s 2014 general legislative session isn’t the slippery slope to full marijuana legalization. But I would argue that it should be. Marijuana…

Dude, Where’s our Common Sense? [The Hub Debate]

The following is a submission for The Hub Debate. Participants in  submit 500 words or less in support or opposition to a statement. Participate in the comments below or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. Submissions can be no longer than 500 words and will be published on Friday.  Resolved: With the passage of HB105, Utah has embarked down the slippery slope of legalized marijuana. Our family spent some good years in Colorado. Raising children and enjoying the natural resources and outdoor opportunities Colorado has to offer was a little piece of…

Caution: Slippery Floor Sign ahead [The Hub Debate]

The following is a submission for The Hub Debate. Participants in  submit 500 words or less in support or opposition to a statement. Participate in the comments below or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. Submissions can be no longer than 500 words and will be published on Friday.  Resolved: With the passage of HB105, Utah has embarked down the slippery slope of legalized marijuana.   No, I don’t feel that the passage of HB105 will ultimately lead to marijuana legalization in Utah. First off, I don’t see this as a “slippery…

BREAKING: Governor Herbert tests the cannabis before signing HB105

Today UPH has learned the real reason that Utah Governor Gary Herbert was so quick to sign HB105 “Plant Extract Amendments” While his office has said that it was because of the medical needs of children suffering from severe epilepsy attacks, we have confirmed the real reason. Because the Governor wants to be able to use the cannabis extracts for personal use. “The Governor has found that this oil makes his hands much softer, and better for long uncomfortable handshakes, as well as random arms over the shoulder” said an…