Utah’s full House of Representatives, in a 62 to 11 vote, has approved House Bill 0105, a proposal to legalize cannabis extracts for those with epilepsy.
If approved into law, the bill would allow those in the state to receive a waiver from Utah’s Department of Health to legally possess and use cannabis extract such as cannabis oil if they receive a recommendation from a neurologist, though it must contain small amounts of THC. The proposal, sponsored by Republican Representative Gage Froerer, was initially designed to help the tens of thousands of children and adults in the state who suffer from epilepsy, a condition that causes frequent and severe seizures.
The proposal, which clearly doesn’t go far enough (other conditions should be covered, and the full plant should be allowed), is still a positive development.
The measure now moves to the Senate.