Kansas law now offers protections to some users of CBD oil

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A Kansas law granting access to CBD oil with low levels of THC to treat chronic conditions goes into effect Monday.

This new law 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.

"This is the first step in addressing the health needs of many Kansans, but we still have a long way to go," Gov. Laura Kelly after signing the bill in May. "I'm hopeful the legislature will review this issue comprehensively next session."

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

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

In Lola’s case, it would help with her seizures. She has more than 20 a day.

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