CBD oil could treat some conditions like seizures, anxiety, and insomnia with few of the side effects of more traditional treatments. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons
Gummy bears with CBD oil can stop six-year-old Zoe Adams from having debilitating seizures which means she can go back to school. But Volusia County Schools considers the oil to be a class one controlled substance which means Adams canâ€™t take it on school property.
Thatâ€™s something Florida House Representative Carlos Guillermos Smith says is against state law.
â€ś71 percent of Florida voters said that they wanted to approve a constitutional right to medical cannabis for qualified patients. That includes children who now have a constitutional right to medical cannabis if they have a qualifying medical condition.â€ť
Zoeâ€™s family is asking the Volusia County School Board to change its policy on administering CBD oil on school grounds.
Harvard Medical School says CBD does not contain the high-inducing properties of medical marijuana, but does treat seizures, anxiety, and insomnia with few side effects. As a dietary supplement, however, it is not regulated by the Federal Drug Administration for safety and purity.
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