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.

The measure will be required to receive one more vote in the Senate. It’s approval will send it to the state’s House of Representatives for consideration.

The full text of the proposal can be found by clicking here.


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