Bill introduced to legalize marijuana-based oil for medicinal use

July 28, 2014 9:39 PM

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Bill introduced to legalize marijuana-based oil for medicinal use

In an effort to increase access to medical marijuana for some of America’s littlest patients, U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa. introduced a bill Monday to nationally legalize a marijuana-based oil that has been shown to decrease seizures in children with debilitating seizure disorders.

The "Charlotte's Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014" proposes excluding industrial hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act in order to help ensure that patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders have access to therapeutic hemp products.

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