The amendments to the law eliminated Utah’s original plan for state-run dispensaries, instead taking the traditional route of licensing private businesses for cannabis sales. The revised law also increases the number of “cannabis pharmacy” licenses to 14, and the state's medical dispensaries will be spread evenly across geographic areas. Home delivery will also be allowed under the new regulations, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
Lawmakers said the emergency fixes to Utah’s medical cannabis law were needed in order to launch sales by March 2020, the news outlet reported. The amendments take effect immediately with Herbert’s signature.