INDIANA: State Rep. Sue Errington, D-Muncie, expects her medical marijuana bill to be assigned to the “graveyard committee” again by the speaker of the House.
But a marijuana-related bill introduced by Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Jean Leising, a Republican whose district includes southern Henry County, stands a much better chance of being enacted.
Errington is calling Leising’s Senate Bill 72 “a good step.”
Leising chaired an interim study committee that addressed whether cannabidiol (CBD) oil should be made legal for the purposes of treating seizures in children. The committee voted 10-0 in favor of proposed legislation (SB 72) aimed at providing immunity from prosecution to Hoosier doctors conducting trials on the effectiveness of CBD oil for treating seizures.