SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 8, 2018) – Today, two laws to allow terminally ill patients to legally use medical marijuana under the state’s Right to Try law went into effect. These new laws 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) sponsored House Bill 195 (HB195). Under the law, qualifying patients under the Utah Right to Try Act can possess or use cannabis in a medicinal dosage.
Daw and Vickers also introduced House Bill 197 (HB197). This law authorizes 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 expands 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 take the first step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in effect.
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