Utah Republican Lawmaker, Mormon Moms Fight For Cannabis Oil For Epileptic Kids

By Robin Wilkey
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A conservative Republican Utah state lawmaker is backing an unexpected group of advocates: Mormon moms fighting for medical cannabis for their children.
State Rep. Gage Froerer (R-Huntsville) has committed to helpĀ Hope 4 Children With Epilepsy, an advocacy group fighting for safe access to cannabis oil. The oil contains little to no THC, the chemical that causes the high in marijuana, but is high in cannabidiol, a compound that may fight seizures in some forms of epilepsy. Though legal in neighboring Colorado, the oil is not legal in Utah.
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