Gary Herbert (R)


Took Office 2009
Term Expires 2020
NORML Grade: C-

2019 Enacted Legislation

Governor Herbert signed legislation in late 2019 facilitating the production and distribution of medical cannabis products to qualified patients by allowing these activities to be coordinated by private, rather than public, entities. The new legislation undid various changes initially made by the legislature earlier in the year, several of which were later deemed to be unworkable. Voters in 2018 approved medical cannabis access, but lawmakers eventually decided to replace the law with their own legislation. The Governor also signed separate legislation, House Bill 431, expunging certain low-level crimes, including misdemeanor marijuana possession offenses. (Link)

2019 Vetoed Legislation



Governor Herbert said that federal lawmakers "ought to be ashamed" for failing to amend federal marijuana policies in a manner that comports with changing state laws regulating its medical or adult use. (Link)

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