Lawmakers consider allowing hemp in treatment of epilepsy

Marijuana and hemp comes from different types of cannabis plants and contain similar chemicals. Source: Lawmakers consider allowing hemp in treatment
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Indiana Medical Marijuana Backers Take Hope in Bill Hearing

The measure would create a pilot program allowing some epileptic children to be treated with “hemp oil” derived from cannabis
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Senate Bill 357 allows for the production and possession of hemp by licensed growers for commercial and research purposes in Indiana. Growers and handlers of hemp seeds must first obtain a hemp seed production license. Currently, hemp production is still governed by the Farm Bill, Sect 7606, for research with institution of higher learning. Things are moving slowly, but by 2017 a small number of farmers should be allowed to participate in the industrial hemp program.



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