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Governor signs bill to have Utah’s Dept. of Agriculture and Food grow weed for terminally ill patients

Posted at 2:36 PM, Mar 23, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Gary Herbert has signed a bill instructing Utah’s Department of Agriculture and Food grow medical-grade cannabis for terminally ill patients.

The marijuana growing experiment would also be used for research purposes. House Bill 197 is a companion bill to one signed by the governor earlier this week that allows terminally ill patients a “right to try” medical marijuana.

The governor also signed a bill allowing for the sale of CBD oil in Utah.

Medical marijuana advocates have complained that the bills passed by the Utah State Legislature do not do enough to help people who could benefit from cannabis to treat ailments. They have put their faith in a ballot initiative, which is expected to be before voters in November.

The marijuana bills are among 48 bills signed by the governor on Friday. Here’s the rest of them:

  • HB009S01Revenue Bonds and Capital Facilities Authorizations, Froerer, G.

  • HB0041Mental Health Crisis Line Amendments, Eliason, S.

  • HB0042Medicaid Waiver for Mental Health Crisis Services, Eliason, S.

  • HB0056Emergency Personnel Recording Amendments, Maloy, C.

  • HB0063Cosmetology and Associated Professions Amendments, Kwan, K.

  • HB0197S02Cannabis Cultivation Amendments, Daw, B.

  • HB0237S01Concurrent Enrollment Enhancements, Winder, M.

  • HB0240Utah State Fair Board Amendments, Schultz, M.

  • HB0249S02Statewide Resource Management Plan Adoption, Stratton, K.

  • HB0264Elementary School Counselor Program, Eliason, S.

  • HB0274S02Brine Shrimp Royalty Amendments, Barlow, S.

  • HB0370S01Suicide Prevention and Medical Examiner Provisions, Dunnigan, J.

  • HB0404S01Land Trusts Protection and Advocacy Act, Last, B.

  • HB0422S01Natural Gas Infrastructure Amendments, Noel, M.

  • SB0012Public Education Recodification – Cross References and Repeals, Millner, A.

  • SB0014Industrial Accident Restricted Account Sunset, Mayne, K.

  • SB0016Public Safety Fee Revisions, Thatcher, D.

  • SB0021S01Public Safety and Firefighter Retirement Death Benefit, Mayne, K.

  • SB0034Legislative Water Development Commission Amendments, Dayton, M.

  • SB0040S01Workers’ Compensation Dependent Benefit Amendments, Mayne, K.

  • SB0046Adjustment of Limits on Damages, Iwamoto, J.

  • SB0069State Sovereign Lands Amendments, Dayton, M.

  • SB0103Strategic Workforce Investments, Millner, A.

  • SB0111Community Reinvestment Agency Changes, Harper, W.

  • SB0130S02Cannabidiol Product Act, Vickers, E.

  • SB0131S01Talent Ready Utah Amendments, Millner, A.

  • SB0136Transportation Governance Amendments, Harper, W.

  • SB0137S01Amendments Relating to Government Records, Bramble, C.

  • SB0141S03Electric Energy Amendments, Bramble, C.

  • SB0143S01Employment Background Checks, Harper, W.

  • SB0146S02Technology Summit Incentives, Anderegg, J.

  • SB0148Public Education Enrollment Application Amendments, Hemmert, D.

  • SB0161S04Nurse Home Visiting Pay-for-success Program, Escamilla, L.

  • SB0166Energy Facility Amendments, Adams, S.

  • SB0169Motor Home Statewide Fee Amendments, Bramble, C.

  • SB0180S03Offense Reduction Modifications. Thatcher, D.

  • SB0190S02Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Amendments, Bramble, C.

  • SB0195Credit Acceptance by Higher Education Institutions, Stephenson, H.

  • SB0200S02Aeronautics Amendments, Poulson, M.

  • SB0205S04Incarceration Reports, Weiler, T.

  • SB0217S01Physician Testing Amendments, Hillyard, L.

  • SB0222Toxicology Amendments, Davis, G.

  • SB0223S01Utah Health Care Malpractice Act Amendments, Hemmert, D.

  • SB0232School Transportation Amendments, Hinkins, D.

  • SB0239S04Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative Amendments, Hemmert, D.

  • SB0240S01Military Installation Development Authority Amendments, Stevenson, J.

  • SB0241Medical Benefits Recovery Amendments, Hemmert, D.

  • SB0242Cybercrime Amendments, Thatcher, D.

  • HCR002Concurrent Resolution Encouraging Congress to Propose an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, Eliason, S.

  • HCR003Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society, Ray, P.

  • HCR005Concurrent Resolution Honoring Thomas S. Monson, Nelson, M.

  • HCR013Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the Military and Veteran Legal Assistance Program, Peterson,V.

  • HCR014S01Concurrent Resolution Recognizing Utah’s Robust Economic Growth and Urbanization, Wilson, B.

  • HCR019Concurrent Resolution Regarding the Impact of Federal Lands on the State Education System, Ivory, K.

  • HCR022Concurrent Resolution Designating April as #msdkindness Month, Ray, P.

  • SCR002S01Concurrent Resolution Encouraging the Use of Shielded Light Fixtures on Outdoor Lights, Vickers, E.

  • SCR013Concurrent Resolution Honoring Senator Orrin Hatch, Bramble, C.