Utah Gov. signs pot extract for epilepsy bill

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Under a new state law signed by Gov. Gary Herbert, families of Utah children with severe epilepsy will soon be able to obtain a medical marijuana-derived extract they say helps with seizures.

Herbert's office announced Friday that the governor had signed the measure allowing the extract to be brought into Utah under state law.

The extract oil is believed by many to help children with a rare form of epilepsy. It's now produced in Colorado.

The law allows 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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