Utah’s first marijuana pharmacy opens in Salt Lake City

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Utah’s first medical cannabis pharmacy opened Monday, giving patients a long-awaited legal option for buying marijuana treatments without venturing outside the state and sneaking the products back to their homes.

“For far too long we’ve been told what we should do and what we shouldn’t do,” Narith Panh, Dragonfly’s chief strategy officer, told reporters at a morning news conference. “And now, finally, we have that option to be able to take back control of our own health, to take back control of our lifestyle, to take back control of how we manage our medical conditions.”

Over the weekend, the state began accepting patient applications for medical cannabis cards, Oborn said early Friday, adding that the Utah Department of Health had so far issued 14. About 300 people have applied for the cards, he said. [Read more at The Salt Lake Tribune]