Parents Urge Idaho Legislators to Allow Marijuana Oil
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Several parents of epileptic children are asking an Idaho panel to endorse a bill that would decriminalize marijuana oil to limit their children's seizures.
The plan prompted almost two and a half hours of testimony in the Senate State Affairs Committee Wednesday from more than 20 people.But advocates were countered by opposition from the state's Chiefs of Police Association, Prosecuting Attorneys Association and Office of Drug Policy. Chairman Sen. Curt McKenzie from Nampa says the committee will consider changes to the bill Monday.
Bryan Taylor, Canyon County prosecutor, says the bill is too broad. He says acquiring the oil should require a doctor's order and apply only to specific medical conditions. The bill is inspired by Alexis Carey, a 10-year-old Boise girl with a rare form of epilepsy.