Authors: Senator James Tomes
Establishes a hemp oil registry for certain physicians, individuals, and caregivers for the use of hemp oil in the treatment of a child with intractable epilepsy. Establishes a pilot study registry for physicians interested in studying the use of hemp oil in the treatment of intractable epilepsy. Requires the state department of health to develop and maintain both registries. Provides civil, criminal, and administrative immunity for physicians in the use of hemp oil in the treatment of intractable epilepsy if certain requirements are met. Exempts caregivers and individuals from criminal penalties for possession or use of hemp oil if the caregivers and individuals are registered with the state department and are using the hemp oil for the individual and in the manner approved for registration. Encourages state educational institutions to research the use of hemp oil in the treatment of intractable epilepsy.