The simple answer is no. But if you question the legality of marijuana in Utah, that doesn’t mean that it is a silly question to ask. Right now is a semi-difficult time for advocates of medical marijuana and user of the substance recreationally. The laws, regulations, and general view of the matter by the public are rapidly changing. The beehive state is in a unique position because lawmakers have always had a strong stance against marijuana. In contrast, our neighboring states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Because you can drive just a few hours from Salt Lake City to areas where it has now been legalized, some may still be confused.
It is illegal to bring edibles back to Utah.
It is essential to understand that if you travel to places like Colorado or Las Vegas, you need to eat or dispose of your edibles before heading back home to Utah. Here is a quick breakdown of the current charges associated with weed.
Code Section Utah Code 58-37, et. seq.: Utah Controlled Substances Act
Possession Under 1 oz.: Class B misdemeanor;
1-16 oz. not yet extracted from plant: Class A misdemeanor;
Over 1 lb.-100 lbs.: 3rd-degree felony;
Over 100 lbs.: 2nd-degree felony;
Subsequent offense: one degree greater penalty than provided for
Sale 3rd-degree felony;
Subsequent offense: 2nd-degree felony;
Within 1000 ft. of school or sale to a minor: one degree more than provided except 1st-degree felony is 5 yrs. mandatory
While certain state marijuana laws can regulate the use of pot within the state, possession, sale, and trafficking remain illegal under federal law. Another way of looking at this is to realize that federal agents may leave recreational use up to state officials; federal law will always surpass state law. So please don’t get confused and falsely believe that you can legally bring weed or edibles back to Utah just because you visited a place where the purchase was made legally. It is also important to note that Utah is a controlled substance state, so while we are talking about the legality of bringing pot back to Utah, it is also illegal to bring alcohol back into the state obtained elsewhere. If you have been charged with a drug offense, we recommend calling Utah Criminal Defense Attorneys at 801-987-8409 to speak with a legal professional.