Yesterday, the Idaho Senate approved legalizing a much-talked about oil extracted from cannabis plants in order to help treat children with severe forms of epilepsy.
According to an article in KTVB.com, state senators voted 22-12 to decriminalize the oil, which is regarded as a non-psychotropic extract of marijuana, meaning it doesn’t get a person “high”.
Prior to the vote, Idaho residents spoke in support of cannabidiol oil, saying it “reduces the amount and length of seizures in children with intractable forms of epilepsy.”
What’s important to know is that the bill almost wasn’t meant for the oil being legalized for treatment. Instead, the original bill didn’t legalize the oil, but would have given parents who were found possessing the oil a legal defense. In the end, lawmakers amended the bill before the vote.
The bill is headed to the House for a vote.