Kansas House approves using CBD oil with small amount of THC

March 27, 2019 - 8:00 pm

The Kansas House has approved a bill that provides legal protection for people who treat medical conditions with CBD oil that contains a small amount of the chemical in marijuana that produces a high.

The House approved the bill Wednesday on an 89-35 vote.

The Wichita Eagle reports the bill allows people charged with possessing CBD oil with up to 5% THC to defend themselves in court if they can prove they are using the oil to treat a severe medical condition. 

Supporters say CBD oil with THC can reduce seizures and relieve pain.  Opponents that includ law enforcement and medical groups say the bill would be difficult and expensive to enforce.

The legislation now goes to the Senate.

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