Wisconsin Senate Votes 31 to 1 to Legalize Medical Cannabis Extracts

Wisconsin’s full Senate has given approval to a bill that would legalize the medical use of low-THC cannabis extracts.

Cannabis tincture.

The vote on Senate Bill 10 was 31 to 1, with Senator Duey Stroebel casting the sole “No” vote.

Under the proposed legislation, those who receive a recommendation from a physician would be allowed to possess and use cannabis extracts that are low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) but high in CBD (cannabidiol). This includes tinctures, oils and pills.

Senate Bill 10 has over 50 sponsors in the House and Senate.

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Wisconsin Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Measure to Legalize Marijuana-Derived Cannabidiol

A Wisconsin Senate committee has voted unanimously to legalize the medical use of cannabis oil that doesn’t contain THC.

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 10 with a 4 to 0 vote. It now moves towards a vote in the full Senate, where its passage would send it to the House of Representatives. Passage in the House would send it to Governor Scott Walker, likely the measure’s toughest obstacle.

If it is passed into law:

An individual may possess cannabidiol in a form without a psychoactive  effect if the individual has certification stating that the individual possesses  cannabidiol to treat a medical condition, if the certification has an issue date that is  no more than one year prior to the possession, and if any expiration date provided by the physician in the certification has not passed.

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Bill to Add PTSD and Terminal Illness to Medical Program Passes Illinois Legislature, Expected to Become Law

kentuckycannaIllinois’ full legislature has given approval to Senate Bill 10, a measure to expand the state’s medical cannabis pilot program by extending the deadline and adding two new qualifying conditions.

Senate Bill 10 was passed overwhelmingly in both the House – 86 to 27 – and the Senate – 50 to 7. It now goes to Governor Bruce Rauner for consideration. Although Rauner previously vetoed a bill to add PTSD as a qualifying medical cannabis condition, he recently announced that he has reversed his opposition and will not veto this new bill; whether he’ll sign it into law, or allow it to become law without his signature, however, is unknown.

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