Bill Would OK Use Of Cannabis Supplements In Utah

Hemp fiber has traditionally been used in rope and textiles. Today hemp oil and seeds are found in beauty and food products such as those pictured here and purchased from Utah retailers.

UTAH: Makers of “hemp supplements” would be free to ship to Utah buyers their extracts, oils and pills — at least, the kind that can’t get people high — under soon-to-be-released legislation.

Hemp, marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin used to make rope, lotions, textiles and food products, is already freely available (with no restrictions or age limits) at retailers throughout the state.

But the nation’s patchwork of marijuana laws prohibits medical marijuana producers from shipping across state lines — a hurdle that Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, has promised to address.

Froerer, the lawmaker who once pushed a ban on synthetic marijuana, or spice, was moved by the plight of parents of children with epilepsy.

 

Read full article @ Salt Lake Tribune

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