Known as the Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act, a bipartisan bill introduced this week seeks to ensure unrestricted access to specific strains high in CBD for individuals battling intractable epilepsy.
Requesting an exemption from the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) for “strains of therapeutic hemp” known to be high in Cannabidiol (CBD), the bill was announced and endorsed by nine state senators on Tuesday. And jump-starting the legislative process over in the House of Representatives, Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) has already introduced its companion bill.
Working across the political divide for the benefit of their distressed constituents in the U.S. Senate, Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) announced they were willing to fight for science, compassion, and the citizens they represent.
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