Cannabis Oil Bill Introduced in Idaho House Committee

Cannabis Oil Bill Introduced in Idaho House Committee

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A member of an Idaho House committee is taking a shot at legalizing cannabis oil. On Jan. 25, 2018, during the House Health and Welfare Committee, Rep. Dorothy Moon proposed draft legislation, RS25862, that would permit residents to use medically prescribed cannabis oil.

“What this legislation would provide for is the lawful use of cannabidiol oil, CBD. It needs to be prescribed by a practitioner or a physician,” Moon said to the committee. “We’ll also make sure this CBD oil is legally obtained and does not exceed .3 THC.”

Under the draft legislation, prospective patients and caregivers would be required to apply to the Idaho Board of Pharmacy before receiving a cannabidiol registration card, as reported by the Associated Press.

Idaho has had a shaky past with cannabis over the last few years. In 2015, Gov. Butch Otter vetoed S1146, a bill that would have permitted children prone to seizures to consume CBD oil. A year after that, a mother was charged for giving her 3-year-old a smoothie containing CBD in an effort to control her seizures.

The Health and Welfare Committee’s bill will have to pass a full hearing in order to continue to the next step in legalizing the cannabis derivative.

Amanda Taylor was the editorial assistant for Marijuana Industry News from September 2016 through February 2018. She earned a BA in English and an MA in Writing from Coastal Carolina University.

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