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Utah Licenses 8 Companies to Grow Medical Marijuana

July 19, 2019

Utah has chosen eight companies to grow cannabis for its medical marijuana program set to open next year.

Some of the companies to be awarded licenses are local, while others are moving in from out-of-state.

  • Dragonfly Greenhouse
  • Harvest of Utah
  • Oakbridge Greenhouses
  • Standard Wellness Utah
  • True North of Utah
  • Tryke Companies Utah
  • Wholesome Ag.
  • Zion Cultivars

The state’s Department of Agriculture announced the picks Friday morning. Growers aren’t expected to start planting immediately. Licensees will still need to pass background checks and finalize their contracts with the state.

A total of 81 applicants were vying for the competitive spots.

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The new law allows Utah to award 10 licenses at the start of the program, but state officials say they chose to only hand out eight to avoid an oversupply of cannabis.

Utah joined 33 states to legalize medical marijuana after voters approved a new law last year.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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