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Child suffers from hundreds of seizures daily; family fights to make cannabis-derived oil legal

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The parents have tried everything. They wonder why the one thing that may help their daughter is being denied. The parents have tried everything. They wonder why the one thing that may help their daughter is being denied.
Her two-year-old daughter Chloe suffers from a seizure disorder that requires 24 hour care. The family has nurses and uses almost a dozen medications to control the seizures. Her two-year-old daughter Chloe suffers from a seizure disorder that requires 24 hour care. The family has nurses and uses almost a dozen medications to control the seizures.
Tennessee State Representative Mike Carter pushes for legislation to make it legal to possess CBD, the cannabidiol oil that can quiet excessive electrical and chemical activity in the brain. Tennessee State Representative Mike Carter pushes for legislation to make it legal to possess CBD, the cannabidiol oil that can quiet excessive electrical and chemical activity in the brain.

WMC-TV) - A Mid-South child fights for her life while her parents fight for legislation to legalize a cannabis-derived oil to treat their daughter's illness.

The parents have tried everything. They wonder why the one thing that may help their daughter is being denied.

"She was having hundreds of seizures a day," said Peden Grauer. "She's a sweet baby. She's such a sweet girl."

Her two-year-old daughter Chloe suffers from a seizure disorder that requires 24 hour care. The family has nurses and uses almost a dozen medications to control the seizures.

She says her daughter has deteriorated. Chloe is on oxygen and has to be suctioned frequently just to breathe properly. She cannot hold her head up.

"We have no options," said Grauer referring to legal options in Tennessee.

Grauer and her husband would like to try an oil, which some people call Charlotte's Web oil. It is derived from a type of marijuana plant that has been used successfully in Colorado and showing dramatic results in children with the disorder.

The family has gone to the Tennessee legislature looking for help.

Tennessee State Representative Mike Carter pushes for legislation to make it legal to possess CBD, the cannabidiol oil that can quiet excessive electrical and chemical activity in the brain.

"My bill says lets test it to see under-controlled circumstances so the parents can rest assured of what they are putting in their children, and we can rest assure what results come from it," said Carter.

Carter wants a pilot project to study the effects of the oil containing CBD. It does not get a user high.

Chloe could be a candidate for the project.

"You lie in bed awake at night wondering what could have been," said Grauer.

Representative Carter said he will file and amendment to his bill Thursday that could start the process to get the study project going.

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