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SB 73 - Authorizes Medical Marijuana - Utah Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Medical Marijuana

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes an individual with a qualifying illness to use medical marijuana, effective July 1, 2016.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes an individual with a “qualifying illness” to be eligible for a medical cannabis card, if he or she meets the following qualifications (Sec. 35):
    • The individual is at least 18 years old;
    • The individual is a resident of Utah; and
    • The individual has a physician’s recommendation.
  • Defines “qualifying illness” as an illness including, but not limited to, HIV, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, epilepsy, and post-traumatic stress disorder (Sec. 29).
  • Authorizes a licensed cannabis dispensary to sell a cannabis product to an individual with a medical cannabis card (Sec. 47).

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.

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.

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