A Bill Expanding the Allowable Uses of CBD Oil Passes the Senate

RALEIGH — Yesterday the N.C. Senate passed Senate Bill 168 known as “Bethany’s Law” which will expand the allowable uses of CBD oil. Floyd B. McKissick Jr. was a primary sponsor of this bill. McKissick initially worked on this bill several years ago to allow CBD oil to be used to treat intractable epilepsy.

Since that time, it has been determined that CBD oil can also be used to successfully treat autism, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease, and mitochondrial disease which is a genetic disorder.

Before the bill was passed, McKissick added a technical amendment that would also allow CBD oil to be used to treat other medical conditions diagnosed by a neurologist for which currently available treatment options have been ineffective.

The CBD oil covered by this bill would contain between 0.3% and 0.9% THC. This type of product does not contain psychoactive content which means that it would not make a person feel high.

The Senate had a 42-4 vote in favor of passing this bill. Senator Ralph Hise who served as a primary cosponsor of this bill.

This bill was named for Bethany, a child who has benefited from CBD oil, who is the daughter of Abby White Childers.