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SB 89 - Authorizes the Use of Medicinal Marijuana - Utah Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes the Use of Medicinal Marijuana

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes medicinal marijuana use, effective July 1, 2016.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes an individual to obtain a medicinal marijuana card if the individual meets the following conditions (Sec. 34):
    • The individual is at least 18 years old;
    • The individual is a Utah resident;
    • The individual submits a physician’s recommendation stating that the individual suffers from a qualifying illness; and
    • The individual pays the application fee; and submits the application to the Department of Health.
  • Specifies that the conditions that constitute a “qualifying illness,” including, but not limited to, the following conditions (Sec. 47):
    • Epilepsy;
    • Side effects of chemotherapy;
    • Appetite stimulation;
    • Muscle spasticity or a movement disorder; and
    • Certain neuropathic pain conditions.
  • Requires an individual in possession of medicinal marijuana to carry their medicinal marijuana card with them at all times (Sec. 37).
  • Authorizes the production of medicinal marijuana in the following forms (Sec. 19):
    • A tablet;
    • A capsule;
    • A concentrated oil;
    • A trans-dermal preparation; or
    • A sub-lingual preparation.

 

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Title: Authorizes the Use of Medicinal Marijuana

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