Easier access to Cannabidiol advances to Senate

By Christina Ramey

INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would create easier access to Cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, passed the House unanimously Tuesday.

House Bill 1148, authored by Rep. William Friend, R-Macy, would make parents of a child with epileptic seizures immune from prosecution or arrest if the CBD oil is being used for medicinal purposes. CBD oil can help children with epileptic seizures who haven’t responded well to other forms treatment.

Under the current law possessing Cannabidiol is illegal.

Rep. Chuck Mosely, D-Portage, one of the 35 co-authors of the bill, encouraged his fellow lawmakers to vote for the bill by saying that this wasn’t a health care bill but a family bill.

“This is your opportunity to end the nightmare,” Mosely said.

The bill now heads to the Senate for discussion.

Christina Ramey is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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