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Support H.R. 5226 to Improve Access to CBD
 
Representative Scott Perry has introduced the Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014 (H.R. 5226) to remove therapeutic hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. This would expand the availability of this treatment option and make extracting cannabidiol (CBD) oil legal at the federal level by allowing cannabis with less than .3% THC to be grown as therapeutic hemp.

There is no "one size fits all" treatment for epilepsy, and about a third of people living with epilepsy suffer from uncontrolled or intractable seizures, with many more living with significant side-effects, despite available treatments. Uncontrolled seizures can lead to disability, injury, and even death.  This is why people living with uncontrolled seizures turn to medical cannabis when all other options have failed. 

Medical use of cannabis has been legalized in 23 states and the District of Columbia, and people living with uncontrolled seizures have reported beneficial effects and reduced seizure activity when using medical cannabis, especially CBD oil. But people living with uncontrolled seizures and in states where medical cannabis is not legal, don't have access to this promoting treatment options. Some families split up, and one parent moves to a state where medical cannabis is legal to gain access to CBD for their child. But this is not an option for most people living with epilepsy.

Nothing should stand in the way of patients gaining access to this potentially lifesaving treatment when all other options have failed.

Representatives are back in their home states during the August recess.  This month is the time to call your local office and urge your Representative to cosponsor H.R. 5226.  Click Take Action or enter your zip code above to let your Member of Congress know you support H.R. 5226.

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