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