Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ky. Approves Cannabis Oil to Treat Child Seizures

Doctors at two Kentucky research hospitals can prescribe medicine derived from marijuana oil to treat child seizures under a bill that cleared the General Assembly on Monday.

The bill would allow Kentuckians to use cannabis oil in two cases: a prescription from a doctor at the University of Kentucky or the University of Louisville research hospitals or a trial from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The Senate gave the bill final approval on Monday. It will become law unless Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear vetoes it.

The bill comes as states across the country are allowing the limited use of marijuana and its products for medical purposes.