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Health & Science - July 16 2018

OK Governor Signs Off On  Emergency Rules

OKLAHOMA Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signs off on emergency rules issued by the Board of Health which ban the sale of smokable marijuana products in the Sooner State. The Board also endorsed a requirement that medical marijuana dispensaries have a pharmacist on staff (NEWSOK.COM [OKLAHOMA CITY]).

CA Governor Signs AB 710

CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signs AB 710, which endorses the use of Epidiolex, the nation’s first prescription, plant-derived cannabinoid (CBD) drug for the treatment of seizure disorders in children (LEXISNEXIS STATE NET). 

HI Governor Vetoes SB 2407

HAWAII Gov. David Ige (D) vetoes SB 2407, which would have authorized the use of medical cannabis as a treatment for opioid addiction, substance use, and withdrawal symptoms (HAWAII GOVERNOR’S OFFICE). 

ND Insurance Commissioner Announces

NORTH DAKOTA Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread announces that the Flickertail State will become the 48th to require health insurers to cover treatment for autism spectrum disorders. Only WYOMING and TENNESSEE do not require insurers to cover the condition (BISMARCK TRIBUNE).