Oklahoma’s House of Representatives has voted 98 to 2 to approve House Bill 2154, a proposal to allow the use of low-THC cannabis extracts for children with severe epilepsy.
Under the proposed law, a child with epilepsy who receives a recommendation from a qualified physician would be authorized to possess and use cannabis extracts – including tinctures and oils – that are high in CBD (cannabidiol), yet low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). University medical centers would be allowed to produce, dispense and study the medicine.
House Bill 2154, known as Katie’s Law, is named after the niece of State Representative Jon Echols who suffers from Dravet syndrome, a form of epilepsy.
House Bill 2154 has been sent to the Senate for consideration.