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House Bill Would Legalize ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Medical Marijuana

House Bill Would Legalize ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Medical Marijuana

Article by Matt Ferner, Huffington Post –  July 28, 2014

A bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives on Monday would legalize a compound in marijuana used to treat severe epilepsy.

The legislation, called the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014,” would exclude “therapeutic hemp” and “cannabidiol,” or CBD, a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana used for medical purposes, from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act. Marijuana, including therapeutic hemp and CBD, is illegal under current federal law.

The bill, sponsored by Reps. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Paul Broun (R-Ga.), says therapeutic hemp and CBD “shall not be treated as controlled substances.” Both treatments contain little of the psychoactive substance that generates a marijuana high

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