[Vision2020] Otter vetoes bill to allow CBD oil
thansen at moscow.com
Fri Apr 17 09:46:54 PDT 2015
We shall see, Mr. Ramalingam. We shall see.
(Don't hold your breath, though.)
Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .
"Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
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But first you must learn how to smile as you kill,
If you want to be like the folks on the hill."
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> On Apr 17, 2015, at 09:25, Sunil <sunilramalingam at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I haven't seen anything suggesting Gov. Otter 'supported an out for deadbeat dads behind on child support payments.' I think it's far more likely he's trying to line up the votes before calling a special session.
> From: thansen at moscow.com
> Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:45:45 -0700
> To: vision2020 at moscow.com
> Subject: [Vision2020] Otter vetoes bill to allow CBD oil
> First, Gov. Otter supported an out for deadbeat dads behind on child support payments.
> And now he denies much-needed medical aid to Idaho children with an intractable form of epilepsy.
> Courtesy of today's (April 17, 2015) Spokesman-Review.
> Otter vetoes bill to allow CBD oil to be used to treat sick Idaho kids
> Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed SB 1146a, the bill that would have allowed parents of Idaho children with an intractable form of epilepsy to treat their kids with cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic oil that's an extract of cannabis and can halt the children's repeated, extended and life-threatening seizures. The bill passed after lengthy and emotional hearings during this year's legislative session. "Of course I sympathize with the heartbreaking dilemma facing some families trying to cope with the debilitating impacts of disease," Otter wrote in his veto message; you can read it here. But he said there were too many questions about the bill, including from law enforcement and his administration's Office of Drug Policy, which raised concerns that the bill would open the door to legalizing medical marijuana.
> "It ignores ongoing scientific testing on alternative treatments," Otter wrote. "It asks us to trust but not to verify. It asks us to legalize the limited use of cannabidiol oil, contrary to federal law. And it asks us to look past the potential for misuse and abuse with criminal intent."
> "As an alternative to this legislation, I soon will issue an Executive Order authorizing the Department of Health & Welfare to study, and implement as it deems appropriate, an expanded access program for treatment-resistant epilepsy in children," Otter wrote. "That program has been approved by the Food & Drug Administration."
> Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .
> "Moscow Cares"
> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
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