States such as Utah, Alabama, Mississippi, Wisconsin and Kentucky have put into effect similar medical marijuana or CBD (Cannabidiol) laws this year in hopes of eradicating epilepsy.
Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, signed a bill into law last Thursday which legalizes use of CBD to treat children suffering from epilepsy and other illnesses that result in seizures. This came as somewhat of a surprise to residents of Wisconsin as Walker has been typically opposed to any type of marijuana reform in the past.
It’s believed that many families were prepared to leave their home states to seek treatment in marijuana-friendly areas if medical marijuana/CBD laws weren’t established.
Many of these bills only apply to CBD (Cannabidiol), which has little to no psychoactive effects on the user, and it must be administered by a sanctioned doctor.