Colorado continues to lead the charge in medical advancement related to non-psychoactive components of the cannabis plant; cases such as those of Charlotte Figi (pictured above) have inspired action elsewhere in the country.
North Carolina Governor Pat McElraft proposed a bill Tuesday: “Hope 4 Haley and Friends” (H.B. 1220). This legislation would allow medical regulation of CBD (an essential oil naturally occurring in cannabis resin glands) in the Tar Heel state, for children suffering from severe seizure-causing disorders. Despite her anti-legalization perspective, the Republican Governor boldly advocates this bill; for North Carolinians without the resources to pick up and move to a medical state such as Colorado, H.B. 1220 is currently the only ray of hope as far as obtaining legal and regulated medicine that could potentially save children’s lives.