Lydia’s Law, a law legalizing the use of CBD oil in Wisconsin, was signed by Governor Scott Walker last year. Nevertheless, the attorney general has now stated that he does not want production of the CBD oil to occur in his state. This ruling leaves residents who need access to the oil for treatment without any legal options.
To access CBD oil in Wisconsin, patients must have a prescription from a physician or be taking part in a clinical trial. Currently, however, there are no trials taking place in Wisconsin hospitals, and prescribing CBD oil still violates federal law.
This means that patients who need access to CBD oils are left with only three options: break the law, move out of state, or wait for the law to change.
Jennifer Bertram, the mother of a child who suffers from a seizure disorder, told CBS Milwaukee, “A lot of our kids have had so many seizures their bodies can’t function anymore. My daughter is one of them. She’s probably had 10,000 seizures easily.” The substantial number of seizures 20-year-old Meghan Bertram has suffered has caused her to lose her speech.
The family has tried numerous medications as well as lifestyle changes; however, nothing has worked. There’s hope that CBD oil would make improvements to her life, but since it is illegal both to purchase in state and to bring across state lines, Meghan cannot currently look to CBD oil as a treatment option.
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