- Wisconsin made a marijuana-based drug to treat seizures legal, but patients still can't get it.
Now a state senator wants to fix the problem.
The Legislature last year passed a bill allowing the use of cannabis oil, but neither patients nor doctors have been able to legally access the drug because of hurdles in state and federal law.
A state senator from Racine wants support from fellow senators for his plan to make the treatment more available. He wants to eliminate a provision in the law that requires patients to have a doctor's prescription in order to use the oil.
Under his proposal, people could not be prosecuted simply for possessing the oil.
Seven-year-old Lydia Schaeffer of Burlington died a month after the bill was signed, never able to access the oil to help treat her severe seizures.
The bill was renamed Lydia's Law in her honor.
|Story By: Associated Press