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Medical marijuana bill to help minors with epilepsy moves to the house

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Springfield - The State Senate has green lighted a plan designed to give minors with epilepsy access to medical marijuana.

Parents of children with intractable epilepsy have been pushing for the legislation to pass. Pharmaceutical drugs have done little to stop their seizers.

However, the advocates say cannabis oil will help reduce seizures and doesn't contain THC. Senator Iris Martinez proposed the bill.

"If a parent is appealing to us here in Springfield, about something that would be good for their children, for their child, then you know what, we have to give them the tools necessary," Martinez said.

 

The bill now moves to the House for consideration.

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