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Moseley bill legalizing cannabis oil for treatment of epileptic kids passes House

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The Indiana House has passed legislation co-authored by State Representative Chuck Moseley, D-Portage, which would legalize cannabis oil for children diagnosed with epilepsy.

HB 1148 provides that a parent or guardian of an epileptic child may receive a prescription from a pharmacy for cannabis oil to help relieve the symptoms.

The cannabis oil prescribed would contain no more than .3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and would be required to have at least 10 percent cannabidiol.

“Cannabis oil contains a slight amount of THC but not enough to make you high or produce any unwanted side effects,” Moseley said in a statement released this week. “The evidence conducted by various scientific labs around the country continues to prove its ability to help children with epilepsy feel significantly better.”

“Just imagine that your child is enduring 40, 50, 60 seizures a day, and suddenly you have an opportunity to change their lives drastically with minimal side effects,” Moseley added. “I believe it is our duty as legislators to provide help for these Hoosiers and children who are suffering from seizures and end their nightmare. That is why I am extremely proud of the members of the House today as we passed this groundbreaking legislation.”

HB 1148 passed the House 98-0 and will now move to the Senate for further consideration.

 

 

Posted 2/22/2017

 
 
 
 

 

 

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