Oklahoma House Votes to Expand Conditions Eligible for CBD

Oklahoma House Votes to Expand Conditions Eligible for CBD

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Lawmakers in the Oklahoma House have approved a proposal to expand the conditions that qualify for the state’s limited cannabidiol-only medical cannabis law.

In a bipartisan 89-6 vote earlier this week, lawmakers approved House Bill 2835, sending the bill to the Senate for further consideration.

The bill would allow the same patient protections currently available to those with intractable forms of pediatric epilepsy to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, chronic pain, neuropathic pain, spasticity due to multiple sclerosis or due to paraplegia, intractable nausea and vomiting, appetite stimulation with chronic wasting diseases, and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or bipolar affective disorder.

Under a law passed last year, patients with intractable forms of pediatric epilepsy are exempt from criminal penalties if they are caught possessing liquid cannabidiol (CBD) products under a physician’s authorization.

These cannabis-based medications can not contain any more than .3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).  In-state cultivation and production of these products are not authorized under current law, however.

Full text of the bill, which now heads to the Senate, can be found here.

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