INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers may crack a door for use of medical marijuana by protecting doctors involved in drug trials from prosecution.



On Tuesday, a group of lawmakers endorsed clearing the way for medical studies of cannabis oil - a non-psychoactive extract of the marijuana plant that’s illegal in Indiana.

The measure falls far short of the acceptance advocated by some parents and lawmakers. They want state clearance to use the controversial drug for all children with seizure disorders - not just those involved in a study.

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Maureen Hayden ~ CNHI State Reporter