A proposal to legalize the possession, use, production and distribution of medical cannabis oil in Utah has been given initial approval by the Health and Human Services Interim Committee. The vote was 10 to 5.
Currently in Utah, thanks to legislation passed last year, the possession of cannabis oil is legal in certain instances, but only for those with seizure disorders, and the medicine must be obtained from out of state. The new law would expand the law to allow those with other conditions such as HIV and cancer to use low-THC cannabis oil, while also allowing it to be produced and distributed in the state.
The bill, sponsored by Representative Brad Daw and Senator Evan Vickers, both Republicans, would allow thousands of Utahans to use cannabis oil for medical purposes, according to supporters of the measure.