TOPEKA, Kan. (KWCH) Wednesday, March 27, 2019
The Kansas House has passed a bill that would allow people with life-threatening medical conditions to get treatment with CBD oil with a small amount of THC.
The House approved House Bill 2244 by a vote of 89-35 early Wednesday morning.
The bill now advances to the Senate.
With a strong majority, the Kansas House Tuesday night approved a preliminary vote on a bill that would allow people with life-threatening medical conditions to get treatment with CBD oil with a small amount of THC.
The bill, pushed by a Wichita-area couple , was approved 89-27. House Bill 2244, known as “Claire and Lola’s Law,” goes up for a final House vote Wednesday before moving on to the Senate.
Gwen and Scott Hartley said the bill could save their 12-year-old daughter’s life. Lola suffers from microcephaly, a medical condition in which a child’s brain doesn’t fully develop and the child has an abnormally small head for his or her age. The condition has already claimed the life of Lola’s older sister, Claire, who died at the age of 17 in December 2018.
Specifically, “Claire and Lola’s Law,” named after the Hartley girls, “authorizes the use of cannabidiol treatment preparation to treat certain medical conditions.”