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Mid-South family holds on to hope for legalization of cannabis oil

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An new amendment to a bill currently under consideration would create a four-year pilot program through Tennessee Tech University to study the efficacy of cannabis oil in the treatment of intractable seizures. An new amendment to a bill currently under consideration would create a four-year pilot program through Tennessee Tech University to study the efficacy of cannabis oil in the treatment of intractable seizures.
The Grauer's believe a special cannibadoil oil, made from marijuana, could improve Chloe's quality of life. The Grauer's believe a special cannibadoil oil, made from marijuana, could improve Chloe's quality of life.
SHELBY COUNTY, TN -

(WMC-TV) – Although a medical marijuana bill did not make it out of a Tennessee State General Assembly health subcommittee, families that have been advocating for its passage have renewed hope.

"I'm like the last person you would ever think that would be studying pot. I know more about pot that I would ever wanna know," said grandmother Gail Grauer.

Her two-year-old granddaughter Chloe suffers from a rare disease that causes seizures, upwards of triple digits every day.

"It's always behind your mind that she's a seizure away from dying," said Grauer.

The Grauer's believe a special cannibadoil oil, made from marijuana, could improve Chloe's quality of life.

"You could drink a bathtub of it, and not receive any kind of high from it," said Mike Carter (R-Ooltewah) in a health subcommittee state house committee.

Legislators approved a bill establishing a four-year pilot program through Tennessee Tech University to study the efficacy of cannabis oil in the treatment of intractable seizures.

"So we don't know if it'll work, but we want the opportunity to try," said Grauer.

The full health committee will hear the bill next week.

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