A new bill approved Thursday may be the last hope for an 8-year-old in Diamondhead.
A day before the Friday deadline, Gov. Phil Bryant signed off on a measure allowing a marijuana extract to be prescribed in Mississippi.
It was approved by legislators three weeks ago, and Bryant said he signed it only after Bureau of Narcotics officials assured him the substance can’t be used to produce a high.
Cannabidiol oil — CBD for short — has been shown in several studies to treat symptoms of epilepsy and a variety of other illnesses.