Source: SEANNA ADCOX, Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House passed a bill Wednesday allowing people suffering from severe epilepsy to legally use oil derived from marijuana to control their seizures.
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More news in CBD legislation this week with SC. passing a bill allowing for CBD use by patients with severe epilepsy. A similar bill passed last month in Utah’s House of Representatives, and other bills are being considered in Georgia, Wisconsin, Florida and Alabama. This reflects the growing public awareness about CBD, and especially in the field of epilepsy, after a couple of very high profile CNN segments by Dr. Gupta. Hopefully these types of bills will not have a backward effect towards overall Cannabis deregulation and legitimization.
What we cannot lose sight of, is if it were not for the increased freedom to undergo breeding and testing in Medical Marijuana states, and the pioneering work being done abroad in Israel and Spain, no one would be pushing for legalization of CBD, no one would know what it was on a large scale. And Cannabidiol is but one of a plethora of Cannabinoids, still largely untested, and uncharted. As long as the plant continues to share a Schedule 1 designation, there will be no legitimate funded research on the various substances such as CBD.
Having a tolerant community and laws in CO was what enabled the Stanley brothers to do their breeding program for Charlotte’s web in the first place, which has really snowballed the CBD movement, bigtime, on a national level. This is a byproduct of sane laws regarding plants. By loosening restrictions on the entire plant, and not just portions of it that do not “intoxicate”, we will ultimately unravel more of the medicinal properties of Cannabis and how they react with our own Endocannabinoid system.
The CBD discussion is making huge waves as it is becoming hard to ignore its efficacy in the treatment of some really devastating conditions. That is, at the very least, getting the subject of medicinal Marijuana and its various compounds, broached in some very conservative places.