Use of Marijuana to Treat Epilepsy Up for Floor Debate



A renewed effort to legalize the use of marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy has won support in the Legislature. A three-member subcommittee, then the full Senate Ways and Means Committee, approved a measure Wednesday that would allow the medical use of oil derived from marijuana as a last-resort treatment for chronic epilepsy. It is now eligible for floor debate.  The form of marijuana that would be legalized cannot be smoked and doesn't create a high, and could only be obtained in another state that produces the oil.