When the Drug Policy Project of Utah was founded two years ago we could only dream that we would be where we are today. The conversation around medical cannabis in this state has gone from largely nonexistent to the forefront of the news in such a short time. It is through all of this that the role we originally envisioned ourselves playing in the movement for medical cannabis in the State of Utah has shifted. As with all budding organizations, we’ve experienced successes and we’ve experienced the challenges that come with rapid growth.
As a tax-exempt, public education nonprofit, we have attempted to seek balance between our role as a source of information, and the advocacy work that is necessary to move state-based legislation forward. Due to the structure within which all our activities must fall, our Board of Trustees is in the process of refocusing our goals and efforts to ensure we are having the largest impact on the medical cannabis conversation here in Utah.
As you will see in the attached news article this evolution in the direction of our organization has prompted the resignation of our founder Christine Stenquist. Christine has decided to pursue new endeavors and to continue to advance the efforts of this vital movement, but in a different way. We have been fortunate to have her energy and enthusiasm over the last two years and we look forward to working with her in the future. Christine is talented and laser focused on representing the best interests of patients seeking access to medical cannabis, a trait we greatly admire.
As Drug Policy Project of Utah moves forward, we will continue the meaningful work we have started and we look forward to a successful future working to change public policy through our educational campaigns. In the coming weeks, we will be announcing new and exciting endeavors that aim to continue the crucial conversation around medical cannabis in Utah.