Wisconsin House Approves Medical Cannabis Bill

Wisconsin’s House of Representatives has passed a measure (Assembly Bill 726) to legalize the cannabis compound cannabidiol.wisconsin The Senate is expected to vote on the proposal Tuesday.

Under the proposed law, “A practitioner may dispense cannabidiol in a form without a psychoactive effect as a treatment for a seizure disorder or may provide an individual with a hard copy of a letter or other official documentation stating that the individual possesses cannabidiol to treat a seizure disorder if the cannabidiol is in a form without a psychoactive effect.”

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Utah Medical Cannabis Bill Passes Senate Unanimously, Expected to Be Signed by Governor

Utah’s full Senate gave unanimous approval this evening to House Bill 105, a measure to legalize cannabis extracts for medical purposes.mmjlogo

The measure, which was approved by the House of Representatives recently with a 62 to 11 vote, will go back to the House for one final vote, before heading to the governor for consideration.

“The concept of having cannabis oil as a medication to help with the treatment of seizures and other health issues is one that I support,” Governor Gary Herbert said today, indicating that he’ll sign the proposal if sent to him.

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Utah Doctors Endorse Legalizing Medical Cannabis For Children’s Epilepsy, Legislation Forthcoming

Three Utah doctors, including a neurologist from the University of Utah, have announced their support for allowing medical cannabis extracts (such as tinctures) and oils to be used by children who suffer from seizures.mmjlogo

In a letter sent to the state’s Controlled Substances Advisory Committee, pediatric neurologist Dr. Francis Filloux said that liquid forms of medical cannabis high in cannabinoids are a promising option for treating children with epilepsy. He says that refusing to legalize the substance would be “making the decision to limit access of our children to a potentially life-improving therapy”.

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