Utah Governor, Gary Herbert, signed historic legislation into law today allowing Medical Cannabis Research in human trials. While Medical Cannabis is not yet legal in Utah, this is a huge step towards studying the medicinal value of cannabis, and the responsible methods for dosing it to patients . The bill, HB0130 Cannabinoid Research, sponsored by Representative Brad Daw and Co-sponosred by Senator Vickers, unanimously passed both the State House (70-2-3) and Senate (27-1-1).
This legislation will create a Cannabinoid Product Board and permit studying cannabis products for medical use. The Board will review existing research conducted under and approved by an Institutional Review Board for the purposes of determine qualifying medical conditions, dosage amounts and forms, interactions with other treatments, and develop guidelines for physicians who recommend treatment with a cannabinoid product. Legislation also allows a person to possess cannabis or a cannabinoid product who are pursuant to an institutional review board study. Details for medical cannabis studies will be available soon.
The Responsible Cannabis Legislation Association of Utah (RCL Utah) would like to thank all the Utah Lawmakers, Governor Gary Herbert, patients and our RCL Utah team members for their hard work on making this historic legislation law. Please continue to support further efforts for Medical Cannabis in Utah as there are more amazing things to come.
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