SALT LAKE CITY — A bill allowing terminally ill patients the ability to try medical marijuana passed the Utah House of Representatives.
House Bill 195, sponsored by Rep. Brad Daw, R-Orem, passed on a 40-26 vote and now goes to the Senate. It gives terminally ill patients a “right to try” medical marijuana.
But a companion bill that would have ordered the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food to grow the marijuana for them failed on a 34-36 vote. Some lawmakers objected, saying House Bill 197 authorized the state to break federal law and feared this led to recreational cannabis use.
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