It’s Official – Utah Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Bill into Law

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Just in time to launch Utah’s medical cannabis program next week, Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill allowing MMJ in Utah. As reported by FOX13, the bill, Senate Bill 121, had just passed the Utah State Legislature the day before. The new bill makes several changes to the one previously signed. The governor called these changes “needed adjustments and clarifications.”

Utah Medical Cannabis Program

Among the changes the new bill will implement before next week’s launch of Utah’s medical cannabis program: requirements for blister packaging for cannabis flower removed, increased patient caps for doctors, and permitting qualifying patients to request criminal record expungement for prior marijuana convictions.

Upon Monday’s launch of the program, Utah will have just one open dispensary, Dragonfly Wellness in Salt Lake City. However, the state will allow patients with an “affirmative defense letter” to travel outside Utah to purchase cannabis, through the end of this year.

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