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