Charlotte Figi, pictured, has become a celebrity in the fight to allow children to access therapeutic molecules in cannabis (via Facebook)
A new bill in Congress shows the progress of public opinion on “cannabidiol” a relatively non-psychoactive molecule in cannabis that has many therapeutic qualities.
The ‘Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014’ would end the war on drugs as it applies to high-CBD, low-THC strains of pot. High-CBD pot is being hailed as a miracle drug for some people with incurable seizures. But experts note weed’s main active ingredient THC plays a vital role as well. Such is the peril of letting politicians legislate medicine, they warn.
Introduced in the House by Reps. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Paul Broun (R-Ga.), the Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014 faces numerous hurdles to become law. However, the Bill is part of a sea change in Congress, which has in recent weeks voted to de-fund the War on Pot, and allow banks to accept dispensary deposits.
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