Claire and Lola’s Law went into effect today in Kansas. The law allows people with life-threatening medical conditions to get CBD oil with a small amount of THC.
Governor Laura Kelly signed the bill into law on May 20th, 2019.
The law gives people an affirmative defense against prosecution of certain use of cannabidoil with THC to treat certain medical conditions.
It also keeps state agencies and political subdivisions from initiating child removal proceedings based on a parent’s possession or use of cannabidoil treatment.
„I’m pleased to sign Claire and Lola’s bill into law today,” Kelly said on May 20th. „This is the first step in addressing the health needs of many Kansans, but we still have a long way to go. I’m hopeful the legislature will review this issue comprehensively next session.”
The law defines „cannabidiol treatment preparation” to mean an oil containing cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannibinol and having a tetrahydrocannibinol concentration of no more than 5 percent relative to the cannabidiol concentration in the preparation verified through testing by a thirdparty, independent laboratory.
According to Kelly’s office, Senate Bill 28 „Creates and amends law related to possession of certain cannabidiol treatment preparations. The bill also grandfathers in Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) who completed a two-year post-doctoral surgical residency program prior to July 1, 2007, in reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery, who were inadvertently excluded in a 2014 statutory revision, and who meet certain conditions, to the podiatrists who may perform surgery on the ankle, and deletes a statutory reference to the Podiatry Interdisciplinary Advisory Committee, which no longer exists.”