Cannabidiol/industrial hemp bills pass Senate

Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD oil, would become legal in Illinois, under legislation unanimously passed by the Senate April 25.

The oil is becoming more popular in helping people manage pain and epileptic seizures.

Senate Bill 2772 would legalize and regulate the sale of CBD oil that has a THC content of 0.3% or less.

The measure is now in the House of Representatives for consideration.

The Senate also passed Senate Bill 2298, which allows farmers to grow industrial hemp.

Senate Bill 2298 passed unanimously and is now in the House for consideration. 

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