Cannabis oil bill passes Senate committee

Cannabis oil bill passes Senate committee

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2014) — A measure that would legalize limited medical use of cannabis oil was approved Wednesday by the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.

Senate Bill 124, sponsored by Committee Chair Julie Denton, R-Louisville, and Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, would allow doctors at the state’s two university research hospitals to prescribe cannabis oil to patients.

Advocates of cannabis oil use say it is effective at treating certain health conditions, including epilepsy.

“This is going to open the door for some first steps on this issue,” Denton said.

SB 124 now goes to the full Senate for further action.