Libertas Institute (Utah)
The Libertas Institute (LI) is a libertarian think tank located in Lehi, Utah. The organization's stated mission is "to advance the cause of liberty within the State of Utah." The Institute focuses on free market policies, private property rights, and civil liberties issues, including police reform.
|Mission||"Libertas exists to advance the cause of liberty within the State of Utah."|
In February 2015, Libertas Institute and the Drug Policy Project of Utah conducted a poll which showed that the majority of Utah residents favor the legality of medical cannabis. The organization has opposed current regulations on the study of agricultural marijuana, arguing that regulations governing the state's public university research of hemp are too strict. Along with the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah, the Libertas Institute opposed a Utah legislative bill that would allow state police to use unmanned drones without a search warrant. The organization favors allowing ridesharing companies to legally compete with taxi cab companies.
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- "About Us". Libertas Institute. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
- McKitrick, Cathy (March 10, 2015). "Bill to expand funding for Centennial Scholarship dies in House". Standard-Examiner. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
- Romboy, Dennis (March 9, 2015). "Utah Senate narrowly defeats medical marijuana bill". KSL. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
- Knox, Annie (October 22, 2014). "Rules for Utah colleges to study hemp are too strict, group says". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
- Romboy, Dennis (February 20, 2015). "Utah lawmaker proposes to ease restrictions on police use of drones". Deseret News. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
- Figueroa, Carly (August 22, 2014). "Officials working on changes to laws governing rideshare companies in Salt Lake City". FOX 13. Retrieved 11 March 2015.