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Sign State Bill H 4803 in order to establish the Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Treatment Research Program at the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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The Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Treatment Research Act will help children who suffer from severe myoclonic epilepsy during infancy. Cannabidiol oil or CBD oil, is a drug or substance approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration that will be researched, which is extracted from marijuana plants and administered orally with a syringe dropper. CBD oil does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the primary psychoactive part of the cannabis plant. Many children who have these conditions must take upwards to twenty medications a day which still does not adequately treat patients; they still end up having hundreds of seizures a week.

This proposed bill will allow for research on a non-psychoactive oil that has been proven to reduce seizures in children unlike any other developed medication actually on the market. In other words, this non-psychoactive CBD oil will not get a child high, period; unlike traditional forms of marijuana and it will reduce seizures vastly more than any drug on the market. CBD Oil will bring the possibility of reducing the need for current FDA approved drugs for epilepsy. Children will no longer have to take twenty medications; instead they will only have to take one. The day we stop looking for new medical advances and researching on them is the day we as humans give up on conditions that we can fix.

This is a historic bill because it has put in place the idea that we as Americans should have the right to treatment if it is proven to help. Many children now living with this condition will have the capabilities to perform daily activities, with reduced seizures, and with ease if Governor Haley signs this piece of Legislation.

Please sign this petition so we can show Governor Haley that South Carolina believes this will be a positive impact on children suffering from severe myoclonic epilepsy.

 


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