Utah legislature kills medical marijuana bill

By Associated Press | Posted - Mar 10th, 2016 @ 6:50pm



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah will not pass a medical marijuana bill this year.

Lawmakers on Thursday killed the more restrictive of two medical marijuana bills introduced in the state. They rejected a broader plan earlier this week.

The proposal by Rep. Brad Daw of Orem and Sen. Evan Vickers of Cedar City would have allowed those with certain debilitating conditions to use a cannabis extract with very low levels of the plant's psychoactive components.

Daw says there is not enough money in the budget for the proposal this year. He says he plans to introduce the proposal again next year.

The separate, broader plan would have made edible marijuana products legal in Utah for those with chronic pain.

Utah currently allows the extract to be used by only those with severe epilepsy, as long as they obtain it outside of the state.

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