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After veto, Idaho moves to allow 25 sick kids access to cannabis-derived drug

Idaho is just weeks away from enrolling up to 25 children with severe epilepsy in a free program to provide them with an experimental, non-psychoactive drug extracted from marijuana, under an executive order from Gov. Butch Otter. But estimates of the number of children eligible for the program are much higher – 1,500 or more. Otter signed the executive order in April after vetoing legislation legalizing CBD oil to treat children with severe seizure orders; Idaho is now alone among its neighboring states in banning all use of marijuana or related products, for any purpose.