Utah takes a step in the MMJ direction.
On March 20th a bill called “Charlee’s Law” was signed by the governor of Utah, the bill was signed after the death of one of the children on the waiting list to receive the non-intoxicating cannabis oil. This bill allows for the children on this waiting list to receive this non-intoxicating cannabis oil from Colorado for their medical issues. Children on this list suffer from epilepsy and related disorders.
This bill is to take effect on July 1st which will allow the parents of these children to receive the oil to help their children. The parents and children on this list will still have to jump through some hoops in order to receive the oil from Colorado. The supplier of the oil does not yet have the supply to support the people on the list and they will hope it to be available to harvest and send by fall. Parents who need or want it before will have to come to Colorado and jump through Colorado’s hoops to receive a medical marijuana card. Once obtaining a medical marijuana card they will however be able to import the oil themselves into Utah, as long as the oil meets the requirements.
There will be many requirement this oil must meet. The oil is made from cannabis and must be certified by a lab. The oil must have at least 15 % cannabidiol (CBD) and no more than 0.3 % of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. This is because can be before it can be considered “legal” for those in Utah who have the proper registration to use they want the oil to be non-psychoactive which is what makes the user have the “high”.
Although this is not a full legalization of marijuana this bill shows that Utah is willing to work with its residents to get them what they need in order to survive. And maybe one day Utah will be on the path of legalizing medical marijuana for all of its residents.
Source for this blog comes from The Salt Lake City Tribune; http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57713540-78/oil-utah-cannabis-sltrib.html.csp.