BURLINGTON, Wis. (WBAY) - Wisconsin families will soon be allowed to possess a marijuana extract that is used to treat medical conditions.
Gov. Scott Walker on Monday signed a bill into law that lets a physician or pharmacy dispense Cannabidiol (CBD oil), a cannabis compound, with a prescription.
State law bans possession of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Cannibidiol, however, does not produce a high or psychoactive effect.
CBD Oil has been used to treat seizures, pain, anxiety, and other disorders.
Wisconsin lawmakers overwhelming voted to legalize CBD Oil earlier this year.
Gov. Walker signed Senate Bill 10 in Burlington, the hometown of a a girl named Lydia, who suffered from a rare form of epilepsy prior to her death at age 6. Lydia's mother, Sally, has been fighting for the legalization of CBD Oil.