Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the many Hemp Health Benefits, and Valerie Naureth is willing to acquire it illegally if she has to. She needs it for her four year old son, Arik, but for Naureth to obtain the hemp extract she needs to drive from her home, near Columbia, Missouri, to Colorado. The problem is, bringing it home to Missouri would be illegal. Her son Arik suffers from severe epileptic seizures, and CBD oil can help.
Access to CBD in the state of Missouri could be determined in the next few weeks, as a measure is currently being reviewed in the House of Representatives.
House Bill 1007, sponsored by Representative Jean Evans, would increase parents’ access to the extract, add more ways for it to be used as a medical treatment, and allow higher THC levels to boost its potency. CBD hemp oil can be added to the diet to help with a number of medical conditions such as Crohn’s disease, gastric ulcers, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to name a few.
The bill might make it through the House of Representatives, but Naureth is not convinced it will survive the scrutiny of the Senate. This is because of state Senator Bob Onder, who is not a supporter of CBD.
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