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House panel holding hearing on CBD oil bill; listen live…

The House Health & Welfare Committee is holding a hearing this morning on HB 577, the bill from Rep. Dorothy Moon, R-Stanley, to legalize the use of CBD oil in Idaho with a licensed practitioner’s OK. You can listen live here.  Moon told the committee that despite rumors in social media, CBD oil is currently illegal in Idaho if it contains any trace of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Her bill would legalize CBD oil that contains 0.3 percent or less of THC. “No one’s going to get high,” Moon said. “They’re just using it so they can alleviate pain, they can stop nervous tics, they can sleep at night.”

She said her bill includes a clause that if the federal government legalizes CBD oil, removing its current classificiation as a Schedule 1 dangerous drug illegal to use even by prescription, the bill would become null and void. "This is not a substance that I truly feel should be a Schedule 1 drug," Moon said.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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