Utah lawmaker weighs cannabis oil in liquor stores

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state lawmaker wants to make it easier Utah residents to get a cannabis extract that some believe helps with seizures.

Utah's limited medical marijuana program passed earlier this year allows residents with severe epilepsy to obtain the product from other states.

State Sen. Steve Urquhart, a St. George Republican who pushed for the program, says Utah could make it easier by allowing them to pick up the product at state-run liquor stores.

Urquhart told The Salt Lake Tribune (http://bit.ly/1qzzFUN) that selling the extract, called cannabidiol, at liquor stores allows the state to control the products.

The cannabidiol doesn't have the psychoactive properties that get users high.

Utah only allows those with severe epilepsy and a doctor's approval to obtain the product.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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