Salt Lake City — The more restrictive of Utah’s two medical marijuana proposals has won early approval from state lawmakers.
A Utah Senate health committee unanimously approved the bill Thursday afternoon. It now moves to the full Senate, where lawmakers will likely be considering a much broader marijuana plan at the same time.
The more limited proposal from two Republicans would allow those with cancer, AIDS and other painful conditions to use a cannabis extract oil that has very low levels of the plant’s psychoactive components.
The program would be tightly controlled but allows the extract to be produced and distributed in Utah.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he would like to see more research into the medical benefits of marijuana as lawmakers consider allowing more people to use marijuana products to treat certain conditions. [Read more at KUTV.com]
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