UMA House of Delegates Resolutions
UMA's positions on all medical marijuana issues has been directed by resolutions from its official policy-making body, the UMA House of Delegates. The House is a representative body of physicians from all over the state and from nearly every specialty. The following resolutions were adopted:
Fall 2015 - RESOLUTION A3 – Medical Marijuana
RESOLVED, that UMA continue its opposition to the legalization of marijuana for either medical or other purposes, with the exception of well-controlled clinical trials of specific marijuana products, approved by appropriate agencies of the Federal Government (DEA and/or FDA) or approved by the state of Utah mirroring the federal approaches; and be it further
RESOLVED, that UMA urge the Federal Government (FDA and DEA) to review marijuana’s status as a federal Schedule I controlled substance with the goal of facilitating the conduct of clinical research and development of cannabinoid-based medicines and alternative delivery methods.
Fall 2016 - RESOLUTION A1 – Medical Cannabis
RESOLVED, That UMA promote public awareness of the issues regarding the legalization of marijuana and status of current scientific research about its use; and be it further
RESOLVED, That UMA work closely with the Governor and Legislature on this issue to avoid steps that would lead to broader recreational use, especially among youth; and be it further
RESOLVED, That UMA oppose resolving this issue through a citizens’ ballot initiative.