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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