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Wis. Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Pot Byproduct

Updated: 04/16/2014 1:41 PM
Created: 04/16/2014 11:44 AM KSTP.com

Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that legalizes the use of a marijuana byproduct to help treat children's seizures.
    
The bill allows the use of cannabidiol, an oil extract, to be administered under the care of a doctor. The measure falls far short of legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
    
The Assembly passed the bill on a voice vote in March. The Senate passed it unanimously earlier this month. Walker's office released a statement Wednesday saying he had signed the bill along with 54 other measures at the state Capitol.

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