Medical Marijuana Oil Hits new Roadblocks in WI


A Wisconsin committee is taking up a bill that would allow the legal use of a marijuana extract to treat severe seizure disorders, but it’s hitting new roadblocks.

It’s called CBD oil and right now, it’s legal in Wisconsin, but that doesn’t mean it’s available. The oil is still illegla under federal law unless doctors get an FDA waiver to prescribe it and so far, none in Wisconsin have been willing to get one.

“She was on everything, Depakote, every pharmaceutical you could imagine to treat her seizures,” said Steve Figi of Menasha, “[her seizures] were at a rate of 20-40 grand mal seizures a day, when she was 4-and-a-half-years-old.”

Steve Figi’s granddaughter, Charlotte, has Dravet Syndrome, now treated with CBD oil at her home in Colorado. After a few years of treatment, she’s off all her medication, and making big strides.

“Charlotte is smiling, is feeling great,” said Figi,...

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