New York Moves to Import Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Treatment

New York Moves to Import Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Treatment
New York Moves to Import Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Treatment
The state of New York has asked the US Attorney General for protection as it moves to attempt to import cannabidiol, a marijuana-based drug used to treat intractable epilepsy.

State health officials shouldn’t be viewed as illegal drug traffickers if they bring a marijuana-based substance into New York to treat children with intractable epilepsy, and editorial in Newsday says. Under pressure from lawmakers and advocacy group for immediate access to the drug, New York has asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for protection from prosecution so cannabidiol can be imported from a state where the substance is legal.

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