Cannabis Extract Bill May Run Into Constitutional Problems

Republican Sen. Paul Sanford says his bill could win or lose by a single vote.

UTAH:  It’s hard enough to get conservative Utah legislators to vote for any bill that may be connected with marijuana or hemp.

But put on a negative constitutional note, and the challenge becomes greater.

Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, has HB105, a bill that would allow Utahns to purchase a liquid extract of hemp, a grass product used to make rope, and in some cases has marijuana-like chemicals.

Froerer told UtahPolicy that he started out earlier this year trying to help out epileptic children, who, various studies find can be helped with the hemp extract oil.

But since he’s gone public with his efforts, he’s been getting letters and emails from post-18-year-olds from around the country testifying that they, too, have found aid with the hemp extract.

Read full article @ Utah Policy

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