Oklahoma’s full Legislature has passed House Bill 2154, a bill to allow the use of cannabis oil by those with epilepsy who receive a recommendation from a physician. The measure was passed unanimously, 46 to 0, by the state’s Senate, and was approved 85 to 5 by the state’s House of Representatives.
The proposal would authorize university medical centers to produce, dispense and study the medicine, which advocates say can be helpful for a wide range of conditions, especially seizure disorders such as epilepsy.
The proposal has been named Katie’s Law, in honor of State Representative Jon Echols’ niece who suffers from Dravet syndrome, a form of epilepsy.
Though Governor Mary Fallin remains opposed to legalizing cannabis, she is expected to sign House Bill 2154 into law.