Missouri House panel to consider cannabis extract medicine
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 7:25 a.m. CDT
JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri House committee is weighing legislation that would allow use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other treatments.
The bill would permit use of "hemp extract" with little of the substance that makes marijuana users feel high and greater amounts of a chemical called cannabidiol, or CBD. Patients would need to have epilepsy that a neurologist has determined is not responding to at least three treatment options.
The House General Laws Committee scheduled a hearing on the bill Tuesday. The measure is sponsored by the panel's chairman. Co-sponsors include the House speaker and majority leader.
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