McCrory signs hemp oil bill into law

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— Gov. Pat McCrory on Thursday signed into law a bill that allows the use of cannabidiol, a compound found in marijuana, for the medical treatment of seizure disorders.

The measure passed by unanimous vote in the Senate last week and a 112-1 vote in the House. McCrory, along with lawmakers in both chambers, hailed the bill as a blessing for families with children suffering from intractable seizures that have no other effective treatment.

“For some children, this treatment is the only relief they can get from debilitating seizures,” McCrory said in a statement. “Additionally, provisions in this law will lead to clinical research at our universities that could help in the development of new and more widely accessible therapies.”
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