Senator Hatch Provides Statement of Support at Hearing on CBD Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2015) Statement by Senator Orrin G. Hatch at the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Hearing: “Cannabidiol: Barriers to Research and Potential Medical Benefits” Continue reading

Congress Overwhelmingly Approves Hemp Oil Therapy Amendment Sets the Stage for Legislation that Will Help Thousands of Families Nationwide

WASHINGTON (JUNE 4, 2015) – The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted today, by a vote of 297-130, in favor of an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill that will help suffering families from coast to coast receive the therapy they seek.  The amendment, offered by Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) prohibits the use of federal funds to be used by the Department of Justice to prevent a state from implementing any law that makes it lawful to possess, distribute or use hemp oil.  Continue reading

Thousands of Families Praise TX Gov. Abbott for Supporting Hemp Oil as Therapy for Severe Seizure Disorders

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.  Continue reading

Texas Legalizes Medical Marijuana Oils For Epilepsy

June 1, 2015 - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a bill Monday legalizing the limited use of marijuana extracts for severe forms of epilepsy. Continue reading

Senate Coalition To Introduce Bill Providing Access To Epilepsy Treatment

Washington, DC – Senators Cory Gardner (R-­‐CO) and Ron Wyden (D-­‐OR), along with Senate co-­‐sponsors Johnny Isakson (R-­‐GA), Jeff Merkley (D-­‐OR), Orrin Hatch (R-­‐UT), and Michael Bennet (D-­‐CO), announced today they are introducing the Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act of 2015 in the United States Senate to exempt from the Controlled Substances Act strains of therapeutic hemp used to fight seizures in children and adults suffering from intractable epilepsy. Continue reading

Coalition For Access Now Family Representatives Join Senate Leaders to Announce Legislation for Access to Life-Saving Hemp Oil

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2015)— The Coalition for Access Now- a non-profit coalition comprised of families petitioning for access to therapeutic hemp oil nation-wide—today joined Senators Cory Gardner (RCO) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) in a show of support as they announced bipartisan legislation to give families access to life-saving hemp oil therapies. The Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act will amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabidiol-rich plants, allowing families across the country to obtain hemp oil products for loved ones who suffer from debilitating conditions. Continue reading

The Case for Legalizing Medical Cannabis for Kids

National Journal -Hemp oil, used to treat neurological disorders, comes from the cannabis plant. But don't call it medical marijuana. "People associate medical and recreational marijuana with THC, with a street drug, and with getting high," Paige Figi says on a recent phone call. "This has none of those things." Continue reading

Thousands Of Families Demand Legal Medical Marijuana For Their Critically Ill Kids

Huffington Post - Thousands of families of critically ill children and advocates for marijuana reform launched a national campaign Wednesday supporting the legalization of certain strains of cannabis oil that have shown therapeutic benefits. Continue reading

Virginia families join national push for medical marijuana

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — There is a national push to have medical marijuana oil legalized across the country. A similar measure passed in Virginia during the last General Assembly session allowing families to use marijuana oil to treat rare diseases. Continue reading

Republicans Rally to Legalize Low-THC Cannabis Everywhere

U.S. News & World Report - A majority of states now allow residents to use compounds from low-THC cannabis as medicine, but growing the plants remains a federal crime and in some states parents of epileptic children risk losing them by using the non-intoxicating treatment. Continue reading