Georgia’s new medical marijuana law inspires national effort

WASHINGTON — Even though Gov. Nathan Deal signed a law with much fanfare last week to allow medical patients to possess small amounts of cannabis oil, the Clark family still faces a conundrum. Continue reading

Ryan Backs Bill Legalizing Cannabidiol Treatments

As reported 13 April 2015 by Kenosha News: Kenosha, Wis. - After a serious lobbying effort from a Burlington mom, a federal bipartisan bill is moving ahead to help legalize a marijuana-based supplement seen as a wonder drug for childhood seizures. Continue reading

Families Find Hope in CBD Oil from Cannabis

As reported 11 February 2015 by WISC-TV: COLORADO SPRINGS, Col.-Three years ago life seemed to slipping away from 5-year-old Charlotte Figi. Everyday her life was ruled by seizures -- dozens of them. And one eventually ended her life. Read more

Wisconsin Family Explores Healing Powers of Hemp

As reported 13 February 2015 by KARE 11: RIVER FALLS, Wis. – It will be six months before medical marijuana will become legal in Minnesota. The program officially launches in July of 2015, but for many families with sick children, that wait is still too long. Read more

Parents Plead with Lawmakers to Legalize Hemp Oil to Treat Seizure Disorders

As reported 14 February 2015 by the Wichita Eagle: TOPEKA — Parents of children suffering from seizure disorders pleaded with lawmakers Tuesday to move forward with a bill that would legalize hemp oil. Read more

Families Of Sick Children Ask To Bring Cannabis Oil Into Tennessee

As reported 25 February 2015 by WKMS radio: Tennessee lawmakers are reopening the debate on medical marijuana for the year by taking on a bill that would allow one form – low-potency cannabis oil. Backers say the oil holds promise for treating kids who suffer from devastating seizures. Read more

Kansas family fights for hemp oil as legislators pass through committee bill on medical marijuana

As reported 25 February 2015 by KSHB-TV: LENEXA, Kan. - Kansas made history as legislators passed through committee a bill about medical marijuana. House Bill 2282 passed in committee Monday, and Friday is the cut off for legislation to be heard, pushing some people to act fast to lobby in favor of the legislation. Read more

Child dies as challenge delays Charlotte's Web

As reported 13 March 2015 by Pensacola News Journal:  As state lawmakers continue to struggle to implement the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014 which would provide medical marijuana treatments to cancer and epilepsy patients, a new challenge to the law could delay implementation even further. Read more

Gov. McAuliffe Signs Bill Allowing Cannabis Oils to Treat Epilepsy

As reported 26 February 2015 by NewsChannel 3:  Richmond, Va. – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a House and Senate bill Thursday that decriminalizes the use of THC oils to help treat patients who suffer from epilepsy. With the signing of the Senate Bill 1235 and House Bill 1445, the drug may be available as early as April. Lisa Smith and her daughter Haley were there as the bill was signed. They have been lobbying for years to make it legal in Virginia. Many of the parents who pushed for the measures have children who suffer from Dravet Syndrome, which brings on uncontrollable seizures. Haley had 1,000 documented life-threatening seizures in 2014. Read More.