Medical marijuana bill fails in Utah House committee vote


Marijuana plant
Marijuana grows legally inside Oaksterdam University, an institution that trains students interested in a career in the cannabis business. California law currently allows legal use of marijuana for medical purposes. If Proposition 19 passes, it would legalize pot for recreational use.

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah House of Representatives committee has against Senate Bill 73, a bill that would have made some forms of medical marijuana available to qualifying patients in Utah.

Sen. Mark Madsen (R-Saratoga Springs), who co-sponsors the bill, defended it before the House Health and Human Services Committee Monday. But committee members voted 8-4 against it. Senate Bill 73 would have allowed qualifying patients access to limited forms of medical marijuana, including oils, extracts and edibles.

The committee also discussed and favorably recommended Senate Bill 89, a bill which would allow qualifying patients to use cannabidiol, a marijuana extract with a low THC concentration.


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