Gov. holds signing ceremony for cannabis bill

Posted at 5:56 PM, Mar 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-25 19:56:09-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert held a signing ceremony for House Bill 105, which legalizes the use of cannabis oil in the state.

Herbert signed the bill in front of several parents who fought for months for the legislation to help their children with epilepsy. The bill legally allows parents to treat their kids with cannabis oil, which can help with seizures.

Herbert said signing the bill was a highlight of his time as governor.

“It’s certainly one of the important occasions of my opportunity to be governor, I think it reflects the purpose of government, the purpose of legislature, that is to try and find ways to help people and help people’s lives,” Herbert said.

The new law takes effect on July 1.