2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
February 4, 2014 - Introduced by Representatives Kahl, Krug, Kolste, Craig,
Wachs, Sinicki, Bewley, Hintz, Zepnick, Berceau, Ringhand, Hebl, Pope,
Zamarripa, Goyke, Ohnstad, Sargent, Riemer, C. Taylor and Bies,
cosponsored by Senators Wirch, Lehman and Miller. Referred to Committee
on Children and Families.
AB726,1,3 1An Act to amend 961.14 (4) (t); and to create 961.38 (1n) of the statutes;
2relating to: providing that cannabidiol is not a tetrahydrocannabinol and
3dispensing cannabidiol as a treatment for a seizure disorder.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a controlled substance is classified in one of five separate
schedules. The classification is based on: 1) whether there is a currently accepted
medical use for the drug; 2) the drug's potential for being abused; and 3) the nature
of the dependence that use of the drug may produce. A Schedule I controlled
substance, such as a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), may not be dispensed, even with
a prescription. This bill specifically provides that THC does not include cannabidiol
(commonly known as CBD oil extract) in a form without a psychoactive effect if
dispensed or documented by a practitioner. This bill also specifically allows CBD oil
extract to be dispensed by a practitioner for the treatment of a seizure disorder and
allows a practitioner to provide an individual with a letter or other documentation
stating that the individual possesses CBD oil extract to treat a seizure disorder.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB726,1 4Section 1. 961.14 (4) (t) of the statutes is amended to read:
1961.14 (4) (t) Tetrahydrocannabinols, commonly known as "THC", in any form
2including tetrahydrocannabinols contained in marijuana, obtained from marijuana,
3or chemically synthesized, except that tetrahydrocannabinols do not include
4cannabidiol in a form without a psychoactive effect that is dispensed or documented
5as provided in s. 961.38 (1n)
AB726,2 6Section 2. 961.38 (1n) of the statutes is created to read:
AB726,2,117 961.38 (1n) A practitioner may dispense cannabidiol in a form without a
8psychoactive effect as a treatment for a seizure disorder or may provide an individual
9with a hard copy of a letter or other official documentation stating that the individual
10possesses cannabidiol to treat a seizure disorder if the cannabidiol is in a form
11without a psychoactive effect.
AB726,2,1212 (End)