Bill allowing THC CBD oil for medical treatment advances in Topeka

Published: Mar. 21, 2019 at 5:02 PM CDT
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A bill pushed by a Wichita area couple with a special needs daughter moved out of the Kansas House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

House Bill 2244 was introduced into the Kansas legislature to allow people with life-threatening medical conditions to get treatment with CBD oil with a small amount of THC.

Gwen and Steve Hartley said the bill could save their 12-year-old daughter's life. Lola suffers from microcephaly, a medical condition a child's brain doesn't fully develop resulting in a smaller head. The condition has already claimed the life of her older sister, Claire, who died at the age of 17-year-old in December 2018.

"Claire and Lola's Law," named after the Hartley girls, "authorizes the use of cannabidiol treatment preparation to treat certain medical conditions."

The family says they are hopeful the bill will soon move to the House floor.

"I am super hopeful & excited that it will continue on. We just want to give more options to families whose loved ones with debilitating medical conditions are struggling greatly each day," said Gwen in a Facebook post.

Just wanted to update everyone on Claire & Lola's Law... Yesterday we went back up to Topeka for the Judiciary Committee...

Posted by Gwen Pohlenz Hartley on Wednesday, March 20, 2019