Indiana has been reluctant to make progress on marijuana law reform. But a big step for the state came this week with the approval of CBD oil to treat epilepsy. In the House, the bill passed unanimously. In the Senate, one-third opposed the bill but it still had the required votes to pass.
Even though CBD oil non-psychoactive, the Legislature was resistant to even allow it as treatment for medical conditions, according to Myrtle Beach Online. Parents of epileptic children testified at hearings in support of the bill. Two bills were introduced, and a conference committee will meet to reconcile the two into a single bill.
One disagreement that remains is the percentage of marijuana compounds to be allowed. How to go about creating a state registry has also brought upon some arguments.
Regardless of how restricted this program is, it is a huge step for Indiana and its residents in terms of marijuana law reform and patient access to another option for treatment. Epilepsy is the only condition that the state has approved CBD oil for.