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Legislative Deadline Snares Bill To Legalize Hemp Oil For Treatment Of Seizures

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The Kansas legislature’s turnaround deadline was last week. That means many bills are likely dead for the session, including one to legalize marijuana oil for treating seizures.

The oil in question doesn’t have enough THC to get people high, but the politics of marijuana make the bill a tough sell in an election year.

Law enforcement and some medical groups think the bill goes too far. Medical marijuana advocates don’t think it goes far enough.

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Tiffanie Krentz's son, JJ, is 12 but developmentally he functions like a much younger child because of the seizures. His mother is an advocate for legalizing medical hemp oil to treat seizures.

That leaves a couple of Kansas moms whose kids have persistent seizure disorders caught in the middle.

Tiffanie Krentz of Topeka is one of them.

“So we have another year to wait and see if we can get something done next year," she says. "I’m hopeful with the elections maybe we’ll have some time to educate those who are running, and hopefully those who are running will really hear our message and really understand what it is we’re needing access to.”

Krentz’ son JJ is almost 12 but developmentally he functions like a much younger child because of the seizures.

Read more at KHI News.