Gov. holds signing ceremony for cannabis bill

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert held a signing ceremony for House Bill 105, which legalizes the use of cannabis oil in the state.

Herbert signed the bill in front of several parents who fought for months for the legislation to help their children with epilepsy. The bill legally allows parents to treat their kids with cannabis oil, which can help with seizures.

Herbert said signing the bill was a highlight of his time as governor.

“It’s certainly one of the important occasions of my opportunity to be governor, I think it reflects the purpose of government, the purpose of legislature, that is to try and find ways to help people and help people’s lives,” Herbert said.

The new law takes effect on July 1.

2 comments

  • caliboss

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    proud of you Utah, you should know a little more about fighting for freedom, i would think

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….my turn, I gave you 20 years, watch and learn

    Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever

    AMERICA’S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33

  • greenthing

    Its like a bunch of monkeys sitting around picking ticks off of each other. Where are they supposed to get the oil??? So some politico can attempt to profit off of the misery of these sick people? What about every other aspect of this plant. That grows for pennies? All the other uses for the plant? I suppose its the CBD oil thing a little researched by- product meant to act in synergy with all the other chemicals in the plant? A feel good do nothing attempt to justify the war crimes perpetrated upon Americans in the Nixonian drug war

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