Indiana Legislature Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Use of CBD, Now Goes to Governor

Legislation to legalize the medical use of cannabidiol (CBD) has been approved by Indiana’s full legislature.

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The measure was approved 98 to 0 by the state’s House of Representatives on Tuesday, following approval from the Senate. It now goes to Governor Eric Holcomb for consideration.

Under the proposed law, it would be legal for those with a seizure disorder to possess and use medicines that contain marijuana-derived CBD, given they receive a recommendation from a physician. Tinctures, oils and pills would all be allowed, given they contain little virtually no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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Delaware Legislature Unanimously Passes Measure to Legalize Medical Cannabis Oil for Minors

Legislation to legalize the medical use of cannabis oil for children suffering from a variety of ailments passed Delaware’s House of Representative Thursday with a unanimousWelcome to Delaware_890_0_0 40 to 0 vote. It passed the Senate last week, also unanimously (21 to 0).

Under Senate Bill 90, sponsored by Senator Ernie Lopez (R-Lewes), children with a qualifying medical condition who receive a recommendation from a physician would be authorized to possess and use cannabis oil that has at least 15% CBD (cannabidiol) or THC-A (tetrahydrocannabinol acid), and no more than 7% THC. Qualifying conditions include seizure disorders and any medical condition that has not responded to standard treatments and that involves intractable nausea, severe muscle spasms or wasting

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Nebraska Senate Votes 44 to 2 to Study Cannabis Oil

photosource420magazineA legislative proposal that would commission the University of Nebraska to study the effectiveness of low-THC cannabis oil in the treatment of seizure disorders has passed Nebraska’s full Senate with a 44 to 2 vote.

“LB 390 creates the Medical Cannabidiol Pilot Study within the University of Nebraska Medical Center for patients who suffer from severe and untreatable or treatment-resistant epileptic seizures”, according to the legislative intent for the bill, introduced by Senator Sue Crawford. “It allows access to low-THC cannabidiol oil for patients under the supervision of a neurologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Under LB 390, it shall be an affirmative and complete defense to prosecution if the defendant suffers from intractable seizures and is an active participant in the study or if the defendant is the parent or legal guardian of such an individual.”

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Cannabis Oil Bill Passes Oklahoma Legislature

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Cannabis oil.

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.

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Cannabis Associated With Seizure Control In Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy, Finds Study

By Paul Armentano, NORML

The cannabisleafadministration of oral cannabis extracts is associated with the mitigation of seizures in adolescents with epilepsy, according to clinical data published this month in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior.

Researchers from the Colorado Children’s Hospital in Denver performed a retrospective chart review of 75 children provided cannabis extracts. Authors reported that 57 percent of subjects showed some level of improvement in seizure control while 33 percent reported a greater than 50 percent reduction in seizure frequency.

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Idaho Legislature Approves Medical Cannabis Bill, Sends it to Governor

Idaho’sidaho full Legislature has given approval to Senate Bill 1146, a proposal to legalize cannabis extracts for the treatment of seizure disorders.

The proposal was approved with a 22 to 12 vote by the state’s Senate last month, and was given approval by the state’s House of Representatives this week with a 39 to 30 vote. The President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House, have both signed off on the bill, sending it to Governor Butch Otter for consideration.

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Cannabis Oil Bill Approved by Tennessee House Committee

Legislation thattennessee would allow for the possession and use of low-THC cannabis oil has been approved by Tennessee’s House Criminal Justice Committee.

House Bill 109, filed by Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby), would allow for the use of low-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), high-CBD (cannabidiol) cannabis oil for those with seizure disorders such as epilepsy who receive a recommendation from a physician. The proposal unfortunately wouldn’t establish a legal means for patients to obtain the medicine.

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Tennessee Bill to Legalize Cannabis Oil for Medical Purposes Approved by Subcommittee

oilTennessee’s House Criminal Justice Subcommittee has given approval to House Bill 109, a proposal to legalize cannabis oil for medical purposes. The measure was filed by Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby).

Under the proposed law, the possession and use of low-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) cannabis oil will be legal for those with seizure disorders who receive a recommendation from a physician.

House Bill 109 now moves to the House Criminal Committee; the chairman of the Criminal Committee, William Lamberth (R-Cottontown), says he supports the measure.

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Illinois Medical Cannabis Program Expanding January 1st to Include Children

The Illinoisillinois Department of Public Health announced recently that beginning January 1st, the state will expand its medical cannabis program to include children.

Under the new rules, children with debilitating conditions such as seizure disorders will be able to use non-smokable forms of cannabis for medical purposes. They will, however, be required to gain approval from two doctors; adults require a recommendation from just a single physician.

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Medical Cannabis Bill Passed Unanimously By Florida House Appropriations Committee

Florida’s House Appropriations Committee has given unanimous approval to House Bill 843, a proposal to legalize Palm treescannabis extracts for medical purposes.

The measure, which was introduced by Republican Representative Matt Gaetz, now heads to the House Judiciary Committee, where its passage will send it to the full House.

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