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Marijuana Bill Could Legalize Cannabis Strains

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CNN- A bill introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday could make marijuana with low THC levels legal across the country.  


Called the "Charlotte's Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014," the bill would amend the federal Controlled Substances Act, allowing for any cannabis strain which contains less than 0.3% of THC to be legalized. 


Charlotte's Web is the name of a cannabis strain in high-demand for it's use combating illnesses. The strain is processed into cannabis oil and like other strains, has high levels of cannabidiol. Cannabidiol has been shown to help control seizures based on "anecdotal" evidence, although no published studies have supported the evidence. 


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Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have laws on the books allowing medical marijuana for a variety of conditions. But even as states rewrite their regulations, federal law remains the same: Marijuana is illegal to grow, sell or use for any purpose. Under the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is listed on Schedule 1, meaning it has "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse." 


Passing of the bill would allow for further research into cannabis oil to better understand medical uses. 


The bill is sponsored by Rep. Scott Perry, a Republican from the state of Pennsylvania. 


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