Oklahoma Governor Shows Support for Testing a Form of Medical Marijuana

Aug. 13, 2014, The Wall Street Journal

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Wednesday called on state lawmakers to allow medical trials exploring the use of cannabidiol oil, a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana, for treating disorders that cause seizures and strokes in young children.

If lawmakers back the Republican governor’s effort, Oklahoma would join a string of conservative-leaning states that have recently sanctioned limited use of cannabidiol oil, or CBD. Ten states, including Alabama, Kentucky and Mississippi, legalized some form of CBD this year.

The governor said she is still opposed to legalizing pot for recreational and most medical uses.

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