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.
How You Can Help
- Join the Epilepsy Foundation’s Speak Up & Speak Out advocacy network
- Ask you Senator to support the CARERS Act (S 683)
- Share Your Story
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.
Senate Bill to Reschedule Cannabis
On March 10 Senators Cory Booker (NJ), Rand Paul (KY), and Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) introduced the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act (S. 683), which would move cannabis to Schedule II, protect individuals in states with medical cannabis programs, and facilitate research on cannabis and cannabidiol. Ask Congress to support S. 683 and H.R. 1538 at http://bit.ly/EFCARERS.
House Bill Would Remove Hemp from the Controlled Substances Act
On March 25th Representative Perry introduced the Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act of 2015 (H.R. 1635), which would remove therapeutic hemp from the Controlled Substances Act so that people living with epilepsy and uncontrolled seizures can gain access to this treatment option. Ask Congress to support HR. 1635 at http://bit.ly/EFHR1635.
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.
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
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
Texas Compassionate Use Act – SB 339/HB 892 would ensure Texas 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
Visit the C.A.F.E. Texas website at http://www.cafetx.org/