One Utah Medical Marijuana Bill Moves To House; One Is Tabled

Prescription Marijuana
Photo: UPI

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 7, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Two Utah Senate bills designed to make restricted use of medical marijuana legal in Utah met different fates Monday in the Utah Legislature.

Senate Bill 89, which would legalize a marijuana extract that treats some chronic pain symptoms but does not provide a high, was approved by the House Health and Human Services Committee, and will be considered by the full House of Representatives.

Senate Bill 73, which would legalize the use of a broader spectrum marijuana extract that reportedly could treat additional pain symptoms, but would provide a high, was tabled after debate, meaning it will not move forward to the House.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had spoken out against SB 73, and stated that SB 89 was preferable.



  1. Once again! The church sticks its nose into politics and gets its way! This is insanity! Over 70% of Utah residents are in favor of medical marijuana, but our “representatives” have once again defied the will of the people they represent and voted it down! Stop letting the churches beliefs and your personal beliefs interfere with your sworn duty to the people you represent! There are hundreds of suffering people in this state that could benefit from marijuana, not just those suffering from chronic pain, but those suffering from anxiety, depression, AD/HD, bipolar disorder, cancer, and many others. I would like to hear each of the committee members give their reasons for voting against this bill. Actually, no, I wouldn’t get an honest response, just a pre-determined “there’s not enough research” or “I don’t like how Senator Madsen presented the bill.” Ridiculous!

Leave a Reply to Dana Olson Cancel reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here