Utah Senate Passes Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill

Marijuana plants In a 15 to 13 vote Utah’s full Senate has given approval to a bill that would legalize non-smokable forms of cannabis – such as edibles, topicals and oils – for medical use.

Senate Bill 73 would allow those with a qualifying condition who receives a recommendation from a physician to possess and use cannabis medicines. Qualifying conditions include post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), HIV/AIDS, cancer and chronic pain, among others. The proposal would authorize dispensaries to distribute the medicine to patients.

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Utah Senate Approves Measure to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Utah’s 1edit_medical_marijuana1full Senate has given approval to a proposal to legalize medical cannabis. The measure, filed by Republican State Senator Mark Madsen, was approved with a 16 to 13 vote.

Senate Bill 259 would allow those with debilitating conditions such as HIV/AIDS and epilepsy to possess and use cannabis-infused products such as edibles, lotions, oils and tinctures. Smoking cannabis, however, would remain prohibited.

Senate Bill 259 would authorize dispensaries to distribute cannabis products to qualified patients. These outlets would be licensed by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

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Utah Senate Committee Votes to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Legislation tobudplant legalize the possession, use and state-licensed distribution of medical cannabis has been approved by Utah’s Senate Judiciary Committee with a 3 to 2 vote.

Senate Bill 259, filed by Republican Senator Mark Madsen from Saratoga Springs, would allow those with debilitating conditions – including HIV/AIDS, cancer and epilepsy – to possess and use cannabis-infused products such as gummys and tinctures, in addition to cannabis oil. Unfortunately smoking of the actual cannabis plant would remain – oddly enough – prohibited.

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