Gov. Otter vetoes cannabis oil bill

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Published on 4/21/15

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Last week, potential marijuana patients suffered a harsh defeat in Idaho when the governor vetoed a proposed medical marijuana bill. The bill would have only allowed for cannabis oils to treat children with certain disorders causing seizures, however the governor thinks there are too many unresolved questions. Despite the worried mothers pushing for the only medicine proven to work, the governor instead said he would issue an executive order for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to study and possibly implement a program to resist epilepsy in children.

"I'm very angry and hurt and saddened because there are a lot of kids waiting for this medication, a lot of people waiting. This is the last option for a lot of families and now we're faced with, do we become criminals to help our children?"