Wisc. State Senate Approves Marijuana Oil Legislation

February 10, 2017
Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin's state Senate has approved legalization of a medicinal oil derived from marijuana plants.

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The vote is another step toward increasing access to cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, by making changes to the state law that governs it. CBD oil has been used to treat medical conditions including seizure disorders in children.

The state Senate voted 31-1 in support of the bill, which would make it legal for individuals to possess the oil in Wisconsin, as long as a doctor has signed off on it. Sen. Duey Stroebel, R-Saukville, was the only dissenting vote.

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