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Federal bill would make high CBD cannabis strains legal

By Reed 07/30/2014

A new three paged bill that could amend the Controlled Substances Act to decriminalize certain strains of marijuana will be presented to the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday. Strains such as "Charlotte's Web" that are high in CBD, the medicinally beneficial chemical in marijuana that helps treat seizures, and low in the pyschoactive compound THC, are being considered for federal legalization.  This is a monumental step since it would be the first time that medical marijuana would be allowed by federal law. 

The bill named Charlotte's Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014 was named after Charlotte Figi, a young Colorado girl who made national headlines for her treatment of seizures with high CBD (cannabidiol) strains of cannabis.  More and more anecdotal evidence is appearing that cannabidiol is an effective control for seizures, although no official studies have been published.  Althogh the bill was inspired by the strain Charlotte's Web, it would apply to all mariuana strains that have THC levels less than 0.3%.

Due to the high popularity of these seizure reducing strains, marijuana breeders are rushing to new strains that are high in cannabidiol.  "And it couldn't come soon enough" says medical marijuan patient Katie Dennis, in reference to the many families that have to wait months for a batch of cannabis oil to be ready.  "Finally, the government is starting to recognize the medical benefits of this miracle plant."

A few other strains that are high in Cannabidiol are Harlequin, Sour Tsunami, and Cannatonic.

To find more information on different strains that are high in cannabidiol, visit the Weedlynx strain finder.

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