Indiana lawmakers pass the state’s first ever medicinal cannabis bill, possibly paving the way for people with epilepsy to find relief.
A unanimous vote in the House moves a cannabidiol oil bill onto Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk.
It would allow doctors to prescribe an oil extracted from hemp plants to people with treatment resistant epilepsy.
The CBD oil cannot get people high because it is not marijuana. But is has shown the ability to effectively stop seizures even in people who have hundreds a day.
If Republican Governor Holcomb signs the bill into law, it would take effect in July.