SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on two plans in Utah’s Legislature that would allow people with certain medical conditions to use marijuana (all times local):
Utah Senators have voted in support of the more restrictive of two medical marijuana proposals.
The measure would allow those with cancer, AIDS and similar conditions to use a cannabis extract that has very low levels of the plant’s psychoactive components. The bill will now move to the House of Representatives.
Bill sponsor Sen. Evan Vickers of Cedar City touted the tight controls in his proposal.
Lawmakers voted 18-8 Monday to pass the plan.
Some lawmakers Monday didn’t want to vote on the plan before finishing debate on a more comprehensive medical marijuana bill. It is expected to be considered in the Senate Monday afternoon.
The Mormon church has eased its opposition to a broad medical marijuana plan that Utah legislators are expected to debate Monday.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement Monday that restrictions added to the proposal last week substantially improved&hel