The state Legislature on Tuesday made quick work of a bill legalizing the use of CBD oil, a derivative of hemp, to treat seizures.
Senate Bill 10 passed the state Assembly 98-0. It cleared the state Senate on a 31-1 vote Feb. 8, with Sen. Duey Stroebel, R-Saukville, the only lawmaker in either house to oppose it.
The proposal, which now goes to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature, legalizes posession of CBD (cannabidiol) oil by individuals with “documentation from a physician that the CBD oil is used to treat a seizure disorder.”
The bill had early support from state Rep. Joel Kitchens, R-Sturgeon Bay.
“CBD Oil is a natural, non-psychoactive marijuana extract which is used to treat seizures,” Kitchens said when the Assembly Committee on Children and Families recommended the bill last month. “This bill does not legalize medical or recreational marijuana. This bill legalizes the possession of CBD Oil with a doctor’s prescription. This bill will allow families to possess CBD Oil in Wisconsin without fear of prosecution, affording them peace of mind as they treat their loved ones.”