The governor Monday signed legislation into law–carried in the Missouri Senate by Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale–to provide access to new treatments for those who suffer from intractable epilepsy. The measure, House Bill 2238, was unanimously approved by the Senate and garnered broad support by in the House of Representatives.
The bill allows individuals with epilepsy who have tried at least three other treatments that have not worked to access CBD oil that would be used to reduce seizures. A nonprofit organization would grow the hemp crop and process it into an oil extract that would then be administered to individuals orally. The treatment has been shown to result in a drastic reduction in the number of seizures experienced by individuals with epilepsy.