WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 2, 2015)— The Coalition for Access Now – a non-profit coalition representing thousands of families petitioning for access to therapeutic hemp oil nationwide – today released the following statement in support of Texas Governor Greg Abbott passing TX SB339, which would legalize access to hemp oil therapies in the State of Texas.
“On behalf of the thousands of families who have been suffering from lack of access to hemp oil therapies for our ailing children, I would like to thank Governor Abbott for helping Texas families by signing TX SB339 into law. Legalizing low-THC hemp oil for seizure disorders has given children and their families new hope and better chance at life,” said Coalition Founder Page Figi. “While our fight is far from over, we are encouraged by states who have acted quickly to recognize this dire need, and we will continue to work to change federal law to allow researchers and all ailing families with the access they need. Allowing access now hurts nobody and helps so many.”
The statement comes just weeks after U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act of 2015 (S. 1333) in the Senate, following Congressman Scott Perry’s introduction of the Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act of 2015 (H.R. 1635) in the U.S. House of Representatives. S. 1333 and H.R. 1635 are rapidly gaining support from both sides of aisle since their introduction, with nearly 50 Members of Congress – including notable leaders such as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Orin Hatch (R-UT) – who have added their voices in the fight to legalize hemp oil.
For the complete document of TX SB339, visit SB 339.
About The Coalition for Access Now
The Coalition for Access Now is a non-profit organization of thousands of American families that was formed to educate the lawmakers and the public on the difference between hemp oil and marijuana, as well as the health benefits of therapeutic hemp oil for the treatment of chronic health conditions. Limited access to hemp oil due to legal restrictions in many states has created thousands of medical refugees nationally. Through the support of federal lawmakers, the Coalition announced the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act of 2015.” The bipartisan legislation will give families across the country the access they need by removing hemp oil from the Controlled Substances Act.
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