Introduced Senate Bill (S)

Authored by

DIGEST

Cannabidiol for the treatment of epilepsy. Provides that certain prohibitions against granting a license to a grower or handler of industrial hemp do not apply to growers and manufacturers that process cannabidiol (CBD) and meet certain requirements. Requires the state seed commissioner to establish testing standards for CBD. Establishes requirements for facilities and manufacturers that manufacture or process CBD. Allows CBD that is manufactured and tested in Indiana to be used by certain physicians, patients, and caregivers. Establishes a CBD registry for certain physicians, patients, and caregivers for the use of CBD from hemp in the treatment of a child Cannabidiol for the treatment of epilepsy. Provides that certain prohibitions against granting a license to a grower or handler of industrial hemp do not apply to growers and manufacturers that process cannabidiol (CBD) and meet certain requirements. Requires the state seed commissioner to establish testing standards for CBD. Establishes requirements for facilities and manufacturers that manufacture or process CBD. Allows CBD that is manufactured and tested in Indiana to be used by certain physicians, patients, and caregivers. Establishes a CBD registry for certain physicians, patients, and caregivers for the use of CBD from hemp in the treatment of a child with intractable epilepsy. Establishes a pilot study registry for physicians interested in studying the use of CBD in the treatment of intractable epilepsy. Requires the state department of health to develop and maintain both registries. Provides civil, criminal, and administrative immunity for: (1) physicians in the use of CBD in the treatment of intractable epilepsy; (2) certain growers of industrial hemp; and (3) facilities and manufacturers of CBD; if certain requirements are met. Exempts caregivers and patients from criminal penalties for possession or use of CBD if the caregivers and patients are registered with the state department and are using the CBD for the patient and in the manner approved for registration. Encourages state educational institutions to research the use of CBD in the treatment of intractable epilepsy. ... View more