Pot extract for epilepsy bill moves to governor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah children with severe epilepsy may soon be able to legally obtain under state law a marijuana-derived extract they say helps with seizures.

The Utah House voted 58-9 Thursday to give a final approval to the measure. It now heads to Gov. Gary Herbert for a signature or veto.

Herbert told reporters earlier in the week that he hasn't read the bill but supports the idea.

The extract oil, which is grown in Colorado, is believed by many to help children with a rare form of epilepsy.

The bill would allow Utah families to bring the oil back to Utah if they have a neurologist's consent.

The extract contains less than half a percent of THC, the hallucinogenic chemical found in marijuana.

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