Walker To Sign Marijuana Extract Bill

By Associated Press

WISCONSIN: Gov. Scott Walker is set to sign into law a bill that would legalize possession of a marijuana extract used to treat seizures.  The governor plans to sign the bill Monday in Burlington.

Parents of children who suffer from seizures have pushed for access to cannabidiol oil for years.  The bill would make possession of the oil legal with a doctor’s certification.

The measure passed the Republican-controlled Legislature after a similar version stalled last session amid fears it would lead to full marijuana legalization.

The oil does not produce a high.

Walker signs marijuana oil into law to help kids with seizures

WISCONSIN: Some parents welcome a new law that legalizes a drug derived from marijuana.

It’s designed just for children who suffer from seizures. Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that allows children to take CBD oil, which is a byproduct of marijuana. He stresses this isn’t the same as legalizing pot.

“It’s very controlled, from the examining board and oversight by pharmacists and physicians and I think that’s important moving forward,” Walker said. “This is not in any way what we see with other laws across the country.”

The oil could be available as early as the fall, and Monona mom Amylynne Santiago Volker plans to give it to her son. She contacted her lawmaker to draft the bill last fall because her son Nic has more than 100 seizures a day.