The Epilepsy Foundation supports state and federal legislation that would remove barriers to cannabis research and ensure safe, legal access to cannabis as a treatment for epilepsy.

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Cannabis Legislation

Federal Advocacy

The Epilepsy Foundation supports legislation that would remove bureaucratic barriers to research on the connection between seizures and cannabis, by moving cannabis to another schedule within the Controlled Substances Act.

Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act – S 683 would reschedule cannabis in the Controlled Substances Act to Schedule II.  This legislation would facilitate additional research on cannabis and cannabidiol while also helping protect individuals in states that have already created medical cannabis programs.

Take action in support of S 683

 

Advocacy in the States

The Epilepsy Foundation supports legislation that would allow people living with epilepsy and uncontrolled seizures to gain access to this treatment option.

Hawaii

HB 321 would create a system of dispensaries in Hawaii so patients in the medical cannabis program can have safe and legal access to this treatment option.

Read our joint support letter:   Epilepsy Foundation Joint Letter in Support of Hawaii's HB 321 to Create Medical Cannabis Dispensaries  

Iowa

SSB 1243  would ensure Iowa residents living with epilepsy and uncontrolled seizures, and other qualifying conditions, can gain safe, legal access to medical cannabis as a treatment option.

Read our joint support letter  Epilepsy Foundation Joint Letter in Support of Iowa's SSB 1243, Medical Cannabis Program 

Take action in support of SSB 1234

Texas

Texas Compassionate Use Act – SB 339/HB 892 would ensure Iowa residents living with epilepsy and uncontrolled seizures can gain safe, legal access to medical cannabis as a treatment option.

Read our joint press release  Press Release on Texas Compassionate Use Act 

Take action in support of SB 339 and HB 892

Visit the C.A.F.E. Texas website at http://www.cafetx.org/

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State Medical Cannabis Laws

To view a table outlining the laws passed by 23 states and the District of Columbia allowing medical cannabis please go to http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-medical-marijuana-laws.aspx.  This page also breaks down the laws that have been passed that only allow the use of CBD.

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