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Marijuana-derived oil could be legal in Idaho, if House member’s bill successful

New story from idahostatesman.com regarding legalization of CBD derived products. These are not psychoactive, yet highly medicinal for many conditions.

After a 2 1/2-hour hearing with passionate testimony on both sides, the Idaho House Health & Welfare Committee voted unanimously Friday in favor of HB 577, Rep. Dorothy Moon’s bill to legalize CBD oil, which is derived from marijuana. Committee members expressed shock at the news that Epidiolex, once legalized, likely will cost $30,000 to $60,000 a year. That’s the commercial version of CBD oil manufactured by a British pharmaceutical company that’s currently pending FDA approval. Nearly three dozen Idaho children with intractable epilepsy are being treated with Epidiolex through a drug trial, and many have shown substantial reduction in seizures. Committee Chairman Fred Wood, R-Burley, said, “Cannabidiol oil less than 0. Marijuana-derived oil could be legal in Idaho, if House member’s bill successful

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