The latest version includes the following changes:
The compromise bill states that each cannabis production establishment, medical cannabis pharmacy and state central fill medical cannabis pharmacy has to maintain the following requirements:
In order to get a license to have a cannabis production establishment, the health department has to issue them. The bill states that the entrepreneur also has to pass a certain list of requirements, which include:
However, medical marijuana establishments won't be popping up everywhere. If two people in the same town or city apply for a cannabis production establishment license, the department has to consult local authority before approving the applications.
In order to distribute the marijuana legally, it has to have labeling and childproof packaging. The medical cannabis license must be renewed every year, the bill states.
Minors will also not be allowed inside a medical cannabis pharmacy, the bill states. Those who give away or sell the medical cannabis illegally will face criminal penalties.
Designated caregivers, parents and patients, who are approved or appointed, may pick up the medical marijuana from a pharmacy. Indian tribes within the state of Utah can also get access to medical marijuana, if the governor and the "governing body of the tribe" sign off on the agreement, the bill states.
Prior the Election Day, government officials, local religious and community leaders and advocates came together to announce a compromise bill. The groups had been divided and debated Proposition 2 since it was first discussed.
Following the election results, a few medical marijuana advocates expressed their concern about the way the situation was handled, citing the government's possible collaboration with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
To read the entire revised bill, click here.