Parents in Topeka, Kansas are speaking up about Hemp as Medicine. Kiley and Gavin Klug are parents of eight-year old Owen Klug, who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. Owen has been having multiple seizures every day since he was six months old.
The Klugs have tried several different medications and treatments, but none have had much impact. The American Epilepsy Society states that children with Dravet Syndrome who use hemp oil treatments have experienced a huge reduction in the amount of seizures.
At the Senate committee the Klugs spoke in favour of the House Bill 2049. The Bill would override the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow hemp oil to be used as treatment for select seizure disorders.
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