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Indiana lawmakers consider allowing hemp in treatment of epilepsy – Cannabis News

A bill allowing children with epilepsy to use hemp extract will be heading to the Senate floor for a vote, though some lawmakers were concerned about the need or potential abuse of the product.

Marijuana and hemp come from different types of cannabis plants and contain similar chemicals, just in different quantities.

Hemp, however, mostly contains cannabidiol (CBD), and can only contain 0.3 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical responsible for the marijuana high, according to federal law.

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Kaitlin L Lange ~ IndyStar.com ~

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