NERVOUS SYSTEM HEALTH

Oklahoma allows for use of marijuana derivative in medical trial

FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 file photo shows a medical marijuana plant at a dispensary in Seattle. Increased use of medical marijuana may lead to more young children getting sick from accidentally eating food made with the drug, a Colorado study suggests. The study was released Monday, May 27, 2013 in JAMA Pediatrics. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 file photo shows a medical marijuana plant at a dispensary in Seattle. Increased use of medical marijuana may lead to more young children getting sick from accidentally eating food made with the drug, a Colorado study suggests. The study was released Monday, May 27, 2013 in JAMA Pediatrics. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin on Thursday signed into law a measure that allows for the use of a non-intoxicating derivative of marijuana in a medical pilot program to treat children who suffer from epileptic seizures.

Fallin, a Republican, said she is opposed to the legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational use.

The test will allow for the use of cannabidiol (CBD) and will be overseen by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Oklahoma State Department of Health and Oklahoma University Medical Center, the governor's office said.

About a dozen other states also allow for the use, often limited, of CBD for children suffering from seizures, activist groups said.