Lab technician Mario Ferrara transfers a mixture of extracted hemp cannabidiol (CBD) and coconut oil to capsules at Longmont's CBDRx organic hemp farm on Nov. 19, 2015. (Kira Horvath, Daily Camera)

No changes for Utah marijuana laws: Bill for expanded CBD use killed

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah will not pass a medical marijuana bill this year.

Lawmakers on Thursday killed the more restrictive of two medical marijuana bills introduced in the state. They rejected a broader plan earlier this week.

The proposal by Rep. Brad Daw of Orem and Sen. Evan Vickers of Cedar City would have allowed those with certain debilitating conditions to use a cannabis extract that has very low levels of psychoactive THC but has large amounts of cannabidiol (CBD).

Daw says there is not enough money in the budget for the proposal this year. He says he plans to introduce the proposal again next year.

The separate, broader plan would have made edible marijuana products legal in Utah for those with chronic pain.

Utah currently allows cannabis oils to be used by only those with severe epilepsy, as long as they obtain it outside of the state.