Advocates push lawmakers to legalize marijuana oil to treat epileptic children

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Medical marijuana is a difficult topic for Michigan politicians even after voters approved it years ago.

Advocates are asking lawmakers to approve the use of a chemical extracted from marijuana plants to help treat Epilepsy in children.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan wants access to what’s known as CBD oil.

It’s non-psychoactive which means it doesn’t get you high.

It has to be taken from the marijuana plant.

Clinical tests are limited but 6 News spoke with Phil Gattone, the head of the Epilepsy Foundation of America, who says a new study is showing very promising results.

A bill to allow CBD oil has stalled in the Michigan senate.

The foundation is calling on senators to get it moving again.

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