A bill that advocates claim would allow so-called “whole plant” medical cannabis usage has finally been unveiled in the Utah State Legislature.
Senate Bill 73, from Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, directs the Utah Dept. of Agriculture to license and regulate cannabis cultivation and processing facilities. It would also direct the Utah Dept. of Health to give out medical marijuana cards to patients who meet a list of qualifying ailments (including cancer, AIDS, epilepsy, PTSD, chronic pain and, if a physician determines someone would be “at risk of becoming chemically dependent on, or overdosing on, opiate-based pain medication”).
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