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Ky. House OKs trial use of cannabis oil

by Associated Press/Joe Arnold, WHAS11


Posted on March 26, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 26 at 5:18 PM

   FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The Kentucky House has voted to legalize a medicinal oil derived from marijuana or hemp to treat childhood seizures.
   The bill passed the House on a 98-0 vote Wednesday. It was an emotional scene, as lawmakers applauded young seizure victims and their parents who watched from the back of the House chamber.
   Rita Wooton, whose young son suffers from chronic seizures, said later she felt like she had won the lottery.
   She said she'll seek the treatment for her son as soon as it becomes available in Kentucky.
   The measure now returns to the Senate, which has passed the bill once before.
   If the Senate accepts a small change made by the House, the bill goes to Gov. Steve Beshear for his consideration.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Joe Arnold's video aired before the Ky. House voted to legalize cannabis oil.