Rob Latham wants you to be free ... free from unjust prosecutions and adjudications. He provides his clients with a broad range of expertise and working knowledge of the legal system. He is a fourth-generation Utah native and has spent more than a decade championing our ability to pursue happiness and enjoy the blessings of liberty.
Mr. Latham gathered petition signatures, advocated, and campaigned for the passage of Utah's medical cannabis initiative, Proposition 2.
Yet, despite recent improvements in Utah law for medical cannabis patients, traps for the unwary remain.
For example, the state of Utah has imposed requirements for individuals to have a "qualifying condition" and a "medical cannabis card" to possess cannabis in a "medicinal dosage form." In addition, the Utah Medical Cannabis Act "does not authorize a medical cannabis cardholder to smoke or combust cannabis or to use a device to facilitate the smoking or combustion of cannabis."
Drivers found with a non-psychoactive, but measurable, metabolite of cannabis (11-nor-9-carboxy-tetrahydrocannabinol) in their body may still be prosecuted for DUI pursuant to section 41-6a-517 of the Utah Code if other unprescribed controlled substances are detected.
A newborn child found with a measurable metabolite of cannabis in the child's body may be supported for abuse or neglect by a child protective services agency, and a child welfare matter petitioned against the parents in juvenile court by the attorney general's office.
Mr. Latham has devoted a significant portion of his practice advocating on behalf of individuals facing prosecution or threats to their parental rights in circumstances involving the possession or use of cannabis.