Advocates have been trying for two years now to legalize g, and they might have finally succeeded.
Earlier this week, the Senate passed a bill that would give the go ahead for a limited form of marijuana to be used for disorders such as seizures, cancer and sickle cell disease. The Bill needs the go ahead from the house before it can finally be approved, but Senate supporters have handed over a legislation that could make it happen, with support from sponsor Allen Peake.
A compromise was reached last week, when the Senate Health chairwoman wrote that the House Bill is a way to merge pre -xisting medical marijuana laws with broader legalization efforts. This new and improved version of the bill would let people use cannabis oil to help treat 8 out of 9 disorders, including Lou Gehrig’s disease, Crohn’s disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, Parkinson’s disease, mitochondrial disease and even sickle cell disease.
According to reports, this would expand on an existing Senate proposal restricting use to young children. Instead, it would allow adults and children to use the substance; however, fibromyalgia would be eliminated from the treatment list (apparently addressing someone’s concern that fibromyalgia sufferers were abusing CBD products). This would also set the bar for what types of oil can be used in terms of treatment.
The oil itself can’t contain any more than 5% THC, and must also have cannabidiol which would ensure purity and quality when used as a medical treatment.