RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – North Carolina lawmakers are set to update a controversial bill that could allow doctors to use an extract from the marijuana plant to treat children with certain types of epilepsy.
The bill would allow doctors to prescribe CBD oil without participating in a pilot study. Under the current law, doctors are required to study the side effects since the use of CBD oil is not FDA approved.
Since CBD oil is not FDA approved, many physicians are unwilling to prescribe the drug as treatment.
Although the treatment is still experimental, some families want the option to try it. Some North Carolina families have even moved to Colorado where the treatment is allowed.
Several clinical trials for CBD Oil are underway at Wake Forest University, Duke and the University of North Carolina.
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