GOP Congressman Introduces CBD Oil Bill

Jul 28, 2014

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GOP Congressman Scott Perry of Pennsylvania introduced a bill today that would make CBD oil legal under federal law.

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If passed, the "Charlotte's Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014" would allow states to permit patients suffering from epilepsy and related conditions to use an oil that is extremely low in THC but high in cannabidiol, or CBD. Under current federal law, any product made from marijuana is illegal.

It is great to see growing recognition of marijuana's medical benefits, but this proposal would not help most of the seriously ill people who could benefit from them.