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WIRE: Wisconsin Governor signs measure expanding CBD-exemption law

Madison, WI — Governor Scott Walker signed legislation this week amending the state’s 2014 cannabidiol (CBD) exemption law.

Under the new law, patients may possess non psychoactive CBD products for any medical condition as long as the use of such products is recommended by a physician. Under the previous law, the use of such products were only permitted for those diagnosed with seizure disorders.

The law neither provides for an in-state supply source for CBD, nor does it establish a regulated distribution system for CBD-specific products.

A dozen states have enacted similar statutes exempting select patients from criminal prosecution if they possess therapeutics consisting of cannabidiol.

For more information, please contact Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director, at (202) 483-5500.

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