To the Governor: Utah Passes Bills to Legalize Medical Marijuana for Some Terminally-Ill Patients

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 9, 2018) – On Wednesday, the Utah Senate gave final approval to two bills that would allow terminally ill patients to legally use medical marijuana under the state’s Right to Try law. Final passage would take a first step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in effect in the Beehive State.

Rep. Brad Daw (R-Orem) and Sen. Evan Vickers (R-Cedar City) introduced House Bill 195 (HB195) on Jan. 19. Under the proposed law, qualifying patients under the Utah Right to Try Act could possess or use cannabis in a medicinal dosage.

Daw and Vickers also introduced House Bill 197 (HB197). This bill would allow the cultivation of cannabis in Utah to supply the medical marijuana program.

Utah passed its Right to Try Act in 2015. Under the law, terminally ill patients can try experimental treatments not yet approved by the FDA. HB195 would expand Right to Try to include the option of medical marijuana for these patients. The Right to Try law already nullifies in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Passage of HB195 and HB197 would take …

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