Utah’s Senate Health and Human Services Committee has given unanimous approval to House Bill 0105, a proposal to legalize cannabis extracts for medical purposes.
The measure, which passed the full House of Representatives earlier this week with a 62 to 11 vote, now heads to the full Senate.
If approved into law, House Bill 0105 would allow those in the state who receive a recommendation from a neurologist to receive a waiver from Utah’s Department of Health to legally possess and use cannabis extract (such as cannabis tincture and oil) that’s low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). The proposal is sponsored by Republican Representative Gage Froerer; it’s 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.
Utah’s Senate is expected to approve the measure sometime this month. If they do, it will head to the governor’s desk for consideration