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Wisconsin Assembly Approves Marijuana Extract

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March 07, 2017 03:58 PM

The Wisconsin Legislature has passed a bill long sought by parents of children who suffer from seizures.

The state Assembly voted 98-0 Tuesday to legalize possession of CBD oil, a marijuana extract used to treat seizures. The oil doesn't produce a high.

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The Legislature passed a similar bill in 2014, but it restricted access to people involved in medical trials. That led to renewed lobbying by parents still unable to legally obtain the treatment for their children, many of whom suffer from epilepsy.

RELATED: Wisc Senate Approves Legalizing Marijuana Extract to Treat Seizures

Democrats said the bill should have gone farther by allowing the sale of CBD oil in the state.

The Senate overwhelmingly approved the bill on a 31-1 vote. The bill now heads to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature. Walker says he supports it.

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