Kansas governor signs bill for use of medical THC CBD oil

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -

Governor Laura Kelly signed a bill granting access to CBD oil with low levels of THC to treat chronic conditions. 

This bill provides an affirmative defense against prosecution for possession of certain use of CBD to treat certain medical conditions. It also prohibits state agencies and political subdivisions from initiating child removal proceedings based on parent's possession or use of cannabidiol treatment.

"I'm pleased to sign Claire and Lola's bill into law today," Kelly said. "This is the first step in addressing the health needs of many Kansans, but we still have a long way to go. I'm hopeful the legislature will review this issue comprehensively next session."

After losing their daughter Claire recently, Gwen and Scott Hartley knew they had to do something to save their daughter Lola, so they got to work on the new bill.

Like Claire, Lola suffers from a rare genetic condition called asparagine synthetase deficiency, a reason she's so small at 12 years old.

The law takes effect July 1. In Lola’s case, it would help with her seizures. She has more than 20 a day.