How advocates are inspiring members of Congress to champion national CBD oil legalization

Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise — but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and low in intoxicating THC are facing a future yet to be determined.

The Cannabist’s special report “CBD, TBD” explores a regulatory and legal landscape pockmarked by federal-state conflicts, national drug policy, pioneering research efforts, and disparate avenues toward the compound’s full legalization. This is the second installment in an ongoing series.

Part I: Forbidden medicine: Caught between a doctor’s CBD advice and federal laws

Paige Figi continues to trumpet the medicinal benefits and potential of cannabidiol.

The Colorado Springs-area mother credits a whole-plant hemp extract oil that’s rich in the cannabis compound better known as CBD with drastically reducing her daughter Charlotte’s seizures caused by Dravet syndrome, a type of epilepsy.

“It was her golden ticket,” Paige Figi said

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