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Texas Marijuana Legalization 2015: Cannabidoil Oil To Be Allowed For Epilepsy Treatment, Gov. Abbott Says

TEXAS:  Texas is expected Monday to loosen restrictions on a marijuana-related product for the first time in state hostory. Gov. Greg Abbott said Sunday that he will sign a bill that would legalize cannabis oil as a treatment for epilepsy, reported the San Antonio Express-News. The announcement came in the evening with a signing ceremony planned for Monday afternoon.

The legalization will have a very narrow scope. The legislation, Senate Bill 339, does not legalize marijuana for recreation or medical use — but rather specifies the single use of cannabis oil. Sponsored by Rep. Sen. Kevin Eltife and Rep. Stephanie Klick, the bill previously passed through both legislative chambers last month after emotional testimony from the parents of children with epilepsy.

The marijuana-derived cannabis oil has very little tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the active ingredient in pot. The dosage of THC is so low it does not produce the “high” associated with marijuana, reported KSAT in San Antonio. The product would be allowed for those who suffer from persistent and chronic seizures. Fourteen other states already have some sort of low-dose cannabis oil laws, reported KSAT. Support from marijuana advocates had previously been lackluster because of its wording — which could perhaps cause limitations in actually prescribing the oil — but it had also been hailed as a first step in in a long legalization process.

Utah State Legislature To Consider Two Medical Marijuana Bills

UTAH: The Utah State Legislature will consider two separate medical marijuana bills when it meets next year.

But cannabis advocates claim only one of those bills will actually do patients some good.

The legislature’s interim Health and Human Services Committee met Wednesday to discuss a pair of bills. One is sponsored by Rep. Brad Daw, R-Orem; the other is sponsored by Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs.

Rep. Daw said his bill would allow for cannabidoil to be used to treat a long list of diseases and conditions including cancer, HIV/AIDS, and epilepsy. He told the committee that prescribing doctors would provide research on its effectiveness to the legislature that would be considered when the law would come up for renewal.

“We feel like this is the prudent manner that to allow for patients to be treated with a component of marijuana that can be considered medicinal,” said Sen. Evan Vickers, R-Cedar City, in support of Rep. Daw’s bill.

Seizure-Plagued-Teen In Coma Approved For Cannabis Treatment On ‘Compassionate Grounds’

AUSTRALIA:  A Nelson teenager in an induced coma has been granted the one-off use of cannabis treatment to help his condition after the Government approved the drug on “compassionate grounds”.

Today, Associate Minister of Health Hon Peter Dunne granted the use of Elixinol, a cannabidiol (CBD) product from the United States, to be administered by doctors treating Alex Renton in Wellington Hospital.

The 19-year-old has been in the hospital’s intensive care unit since April with a condition causing him to suffer repeated seizures.

The Capital and Coast District Health Board asked the Ministry of Health to approve the use of medical marijuana after all other treatment options had failed.

 

Cannabis Cup, Seattle: ‘The Investment Opportunities Are Exploding Daily’

WASHINGTON: Walking through the U.S. Cannabis Cup (High Times is putting it on in Seattle this weekend) with a couple of questions such as “Has the announcement by the Department of Justice changed the marijuana landscape?” [Read more…]