Utah doctors are being warned that they could face sanctions from the federal government if they prescribe medical cannabis to their patients.

The warning came as part of a legal analysis released yesterday by TRUCE, one of the organizations that pushed hard for the legalization of medical cannabis in 2018.

Dr. Dale Hunt says the state's current law does not protect doctors from having that authorization suspended by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

TRUCE is urging doctors not to register to be part of the state's medical cannabis program until the federal government takes steps to make marijuana legal for doctors to prescribe.

TRUCE Utah President Christine Stenquist believes the best way to protect Utah doctors is action by the federal government.

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