Wisconsin Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Ingredient CBD To Treat Stubborn Seizures

Nic Volker, 9, takes a break while playing a video game at home in Monona. His mother wants him to try a non-psychoactive component of marijuana for his seizure disorder, but it is illegal in Wisconsin and most states. A bill introduced by Rep. Robb Kahl, D-Monona, would allow the use of cannabidiol, or CBD, for seizures.

WISCONSIN: Seizures cause Nic Volker to shake or stare blankly dozens of times most days, despite medication and a special diet, his mother says. She wants the 9-year-old to try something that has helped children with seizure disorders: cannabidiol, or CBD, an ingredient in marijuana that isn’t psychoactive but is illegal in Wisconsin and most states. Read the full article…

Marijuana Bill Clears Georgia Committee

nxious parents sighed in relief as medical marijuana inches closer to becoming legal in Georgia. After nearly two hours of debate, the Georgia House's Health and Human Services committee unanimously voted to pass House Bill 885.

GEORGIA: Without opposition, a Georgia House committee Wednesday supported a bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state. That vote by the House Health Committee on House Bill 885 came around 6:45 p.m. State Representative Allen Peake says he expected his bill would be sent to the House Rules Committee and then hit the House floor Read the full article…

Kentucky Senate Panel OKs Trial Use Of Cannabis Oil

The bill was approved by the KY Senate Health and Welfare Committee, and now goes to the full Senate.

KENTUCKY: A bill to allow trial use of cannabis oil for severe childhood seizures gained momentum Wednesday, clearing a Kentucky Senate panel that heard pleas from parents wanting the treatment for their children. Rita Wooton held up a photo of her 4-year-old son Eli, who has suffered from uncontrollable seizures since birth. Doctors have prescribed more Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Coming To The Carolinas Next?

We found politicians – both Democrat and Republican – who say they're advocates.  We couldn't find any politician or group saying they're flat-out against oils high in CBD.

NORTH CAROLINA:  The push to legalize “Charlotte’s Web”, a strain of medical marijuana in liquid form given to children suffering from pediatric epilepsy, is increasing in both North and South Carolina. Makers of the drug say this particular strain can’t get you high.  Parents agree, and are uprooting their lives in the Carolinas to move Read the full article…

Utah Lawmakers Send Cannabis-Oil Bill To The House

Committee, swayed by desire to help children suffering seizures, ignores the absence of FDA approval.

UTAH:  A bill that would give Utah children with epilepsy access to a non-intoxicating, seizure-stopping cannabis oil cleared its first legislative hurdle Friday. The House Law Enforcement Committee voted 8-2 to send a substitute version of HB105 to the House floor, despite lawmakers’ concerns that the oil hasn’t been tested by the Food and Drug Administration to Read the full article…

SC Bill May Legalize A Form of Medical Marijuana

"You can't get high on it and it has no street value, and it makes zero sense to legally prohibit doctors from prescribing something that would relieve their patients' suffering."

SOUTH CAROLINA:  A chemical in the marijuana leaf may soon be legalized in South Carolina thanks to a bill introduced by Senator Tom Davis of Beaufort county. It would allow doctors to prescribe what’s called “CBD oil” to treat people with epilepsy. In a written statement, Senator Davis says, “You can’t get high on it and Read the full article…

Cannabis Extract Bill May Run Into Constitutional Problems

Republican Sen. Paul Sanford says his bill could win or lose by a single vote.

UTAH:  It’s hard enough to get conservative Utah legislators to vote for any bill that may be connected with marijuana or hemp. But put on a negative constitutional note, and the challenge becomes greater. Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, has HB105, a bill that would allow Utahns to purchase a liquid extract of hemp, a grass product Read the full article…

Cannabis Extract Bill May Run Into Constitutional Problems

The New York State Department of Health released the final regulations for New York’s medical marijuana program.

UTAH:  It’s hard enough to get conservative Utah legislators to vote for any bill that may be connected with marijuana or hemp. But put on a negative constitutional note, and the challenge becomes greater. Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, has HB105, a bill that would allow Utahns to purchase a liquid extract of hemp, a grass product Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Gaining Support In Georgia

Meagan Patrick plays with her daughter, Addelyn, at their Acton home earlier this month. The baby has severe epilepsy, and the family is taking steps to try treating her seizures with a strain of medicinal marijuana not readily available in Maine.

GEORGIA: For the past four months, Sarah Callaway has had to watch as her daughter Greylynn’s body has been wracked by uncontrollable spasms several times a day. “They don’t hurt her. But they scare her, and she cries. And you can’t do anything for her except comfort her,” said Callaway, a Chatsworth resident. “That’s the most Read the full article…

Georgia, Tennessee Eye Different Paths To Legal Medical Marijuana

Nicole Mattison feeds her daughter, Millie, 22 months, through a feeding tube at her Nashville home on Jan. 10. Millie suffers from a condition that causes almost constant seizures that conventional medicines to little to help, so Nicole and her husband, Penn, are moving the family to Colorado to legally obtain medical marijuana for Millie. Medical marijuana has been found to relieve seizures in patients with a condition like Millie.

GEORGIA:  Some have dubbed 2014 as the year of marijuana legalization. Voters in Colorado and Washington passed ballot initiatives that legalized the sale this year of recreational pot. A recent Gallup poll found for the first time that a clear majority of Americans — 58 percent — say marijuana should be legalized, and President Barack Read the full article…