Wisconsin House Approves Medical Cannabis Bill
Wisconsin’s House of Representatives has passed a measure (Assembly Bill 726) to legalize the cannabis compound cannabidiol. 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.”
If the measure passes the Senate, it will go to Governor Scott Walker for consideration. Walker has not taken a position on the bill, and tells us he will evaluate it if it passes the Senate.
Although the proposal clearly doesn’t go far enough, it’s still a significant step forward, as cannabidiol has been shown through research to help with a number of conditions, including seizure disorders.