CBD Oil Bill Passes State Assembly

19 March, 2017, 17:42 | Author: Eloise Marshall
  • Marijuana plants are displayed for sale at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle Washington

It also removes the substance from the state definition of marijuana.

Democrats unsuccessfully offered amendments aimed at ensuring the drugs are affordable and patients are notified of significant side effects discovered during testing. Once the Assembly passes it as expected it will head to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature. "That's the biggest goal of the CBD oil bill - to make sure patients and doctors have that opportunity". The marijuana extract has been highly effective at treating various seizure-causing illnesses.

Advocates say Lydia's Law has not worked as intended because Wisconsin families have been unable to access the oil. But Wanggaard said that law didn't do enough - in part because the oil, like marijuana, remains classified under federal law as a Schedule 1 controlled substance. That would be very important for some families in this state.

The bill makes it legal to possess CBD oil with a prescription.

The bill on prison guards was the first legislative response to a criminal investigation of Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls.

The Senate approved the measure on a voice vote Tuesday. LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee), a sponsor of the bill.

Workers in almost 30 professions are mandatory reporters under Wisconsin law.

The bill, and other bills passed Tuesday, received largely bipartisan support.

If the Assembly OKs the measure on its scheduled vote Thursday, it would send the measure to a statewide vote in April 2018.

State treasurer. Senate Republicans voted to eliminate the position of state treasurer, saying the job was a waste of taxpayer resources because it has so few duties. "The right to try bill is bringing false hope".

Rep. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc, argued marijuana legalization "could be considered a gateway situation especially with the heroin epidemic we're dealing with throughout the state".

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