Idaho Senate Approves Cannabis Extract Bill

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A syringe containing cannabis oil.

Idaho’s full Senate has voted 22 to 12 to approve Senate Bill 1146 a proposal to legalize the possession and use of low-THC cannabis extracts for the treatment of epilepsy. The Senate also voted to approve the use of Epidiolex, a cannabis-based medicine from the makers of Sativex. The vote on the latter proposal, Senate Bill 1156, was unanimous.

Senate Bill 1146 would allow those with epilepsy who receive a recommendation from a physician to possess and use cannabis extracts – such as tinctures and oils – that have low amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and high amounts of CBD (cannabidiol). Unfortunately no legal method of obtaining the medicine was established.

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Medical Cannabis Bill Approved by Idaho Senate Committee

Legislation cannaoilto allow for the use of cannabis oil for the treatment of epilepsy in Idaho has been approved for introduction by the Senate State Affairs Committee. The vote was unanimous.

The proposal, which is likely to receive a public hearing in the near future, is sponsored by Senator Curt McKenzie, who is the Chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee.

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