UPDATE: A bill that decriminalizes the possession of CDB Oil unanimously passed the State Assembly on Wednesday. Made from marijuana, the oil doesn’t produce a high.

Read the law here.

“Thank you to Chairman Kitchens and the Committee on Children and Families for quickly and unanimously passing Senate Bill 10 this morning. Along with hundreds of parents around the state, I look forward to the full Assembly passing the CBD possession bill next month,” Sen. Van Wanggaard said.

ORIGINAL STORY: Access to CBD Oil, a form of medical marijuana, maybe on the horizon.

The Wisconsin State Senate passed a bill that allows for the possession of Cannabidiol (CBD Oil), for people using it to treat a medical condition and under a doctor’s care. The drug doesn’t produce a high.

“CBD is one of more than 80 active cannabinoid chemicals in the marijuana plant,” according to drugabuse.gov,

Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) authored the bill, which still needs to be approved in the State Assembly.

If passed, the bill would make it legal to have CBD Oil if a doctor has been certified to prescribe the oil to treat a medical condition by amending Lydia’s Law. If the drug is rescheduled at the federal level, the bill would require Wisconsin to follow suit.

“This bill is not only the compassionate thing to do, it is the right thing to do,” Wanggaard said. “Parents shouldn’t have to risk jail time to treat their children. It is a sense of relief that we can ease the suffering and fear that too many parents experience trying to improve the lives of their children.”

Read Senate Bill 10.

The Assembly Committee on Children and Families is expected to hear Assembly Bill 49, the companion bill to Senate Bill 10, on Wednesday. The Assembly is expected to vote on it in March.

What are your thoughts on the passage of this bill?

Editor’s note: This version of the story clarifies that Cannabidiol is derived from marijuana.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.