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Buening: Psychedelic Research Can Dismantle Stigmas Around Drug Usage

By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor April 7, 2022

  States such as California and Colorado have made strides to legalize substances like marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes. But in Utah, we lag behind because of our long, complicated...

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Alexander: Sha’Carri Richardson vs Kamila Valieva, Racism in the Olympics

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer March 4, 2022

  Beijing’s Winter Olympic Games have finally ended, but not without a fair share of controversy. At just 15 years old, Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva made headlines on Feb. 7 as the first...

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Alexander: USADA Should Revisit Its Stance on Marijuana

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer July 21, 2021

  At this point, Sha’Carri Richardson should be a household name. The incredibly talented track star was destined to win gold in the women’s 100-meter dash at this year’s Tokyo Olympics....

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Hibben: Treat Our Athletes Like Humans

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer July 14, 2021

  On June 19, Sha’Carri Richardson stunned the country after her performance in the women’s 100-meter race. However, on July 2, she failed an Olympic-qualifying drug test for the presence of...

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Alexander & Reese: It’s Time for Utah to Decriminalize Marijuana

By CJ Alexander and Isaac Reese December 29, 2020

  If you have ever lived in a college dorm or gone to an outdoor concert, the smell of marijuana tends to drift around a lot. Around 52% of Americans have tried marijuana at least once, yet 40,000...

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Reese: Why Shouldn’t Marijuana Dispensaries Be Able to Use Banks?

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer September 5, 2020

  Utahns legalized medical marijuana via ballot initiative in 2018. Less than two years later, the first medical marijuana dispensary opened and more locations are planned to open statewide. In...

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Chavez: We Should Fix Social Problems, Not Punish Victims

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer November 7, 2019

“Legislation of morality” is common phrasing around criminal statutes against gambling, alcohol and drug use, pornography and certain sexual acts. Utah is a good example of a state that regularly dabbles...

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U Health Memo Provides Guidance for Physicians Uncomfortable Issuing Medical Marijuana Recommendations

By Christina Giardinelli January 3, 2019

Correction: an earlier version of this article stated that the memo issued by U-Health urged providers to delay cannabis recommendations to their patients until guidelines were released, upon clarification...

Patience: Why America Needs to Embrace Marijuana

Patience: Why America Needs to Embrace Marijuana

By Alisa Patience October 9, 2017

Just because something is legal doesn't mean it's good, and just because something is illegal doesn't mean it's bad. After all, divorce was illegal for most of our history. And people argue about guns...

Is Medical Marijuana a Slippery Slope?

Is Medical Marijuana a Slippery Slope?

By Bailey Shelden and Emma Tanner April 6, 2017

Potentials in Medicine Should be Explored Bailey Shelden Medical marijuana is a popular and controversial topic in society today, as there are now 28 states that have made medical marijuana legal....