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Senate votes to pass medical marijuana SB 89; now goes to House for vote

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 14:40:25-05

SALT LAKE CITY – The Senate has voted to pass Senate Bill 89 which would allow for limited medical marijuana use in Utah by a margin of 18 to 8 Monday.

SB 89 will now head to the House for consideration.

Lawmakers said the Senate plans to address SB 73 Monday afternoon.

Sponsored by Sen. Mark Madsen (R-Saratoga Springs), it would allow for expanded medical marijuana use to treat ailments.

Officials said a vote is possible Monday.

WATCH LIVE:  Debate on expanded medical marijuana SB 73 on Senate floor to begin Monday afternoon.