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.