The House and Senate have both passed bills that would decriminalize the use of cannabidiol oil or CBD, an extract of marijuana for the treatment of epilepsy. The oil has no intoxicating properties but has proven an effective method of preventing seizures in some patients.
The legislation does not allow for the development or distribution of the drug, but would prohibit the prosecution of those who possess it.
Teresa Elder has a son with a serious epileptic condition. He’s been put on life support several times due to complications from seizures.