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Idaho mom to travel to D.C. to fight for cannabis oil

That bill was called Alexis's Law. It would have provided a legal defense for the possession of CBD oil to be used as a last-ditch treatment for severe seizures.

Clare Carey, the mother of Alexis (who has untreatable seizures and who the bill was named after), was blindsided when the governor vetoed the bill, "I was completely stunned. I didn't expect that. I didn't expect that at all."

The governor and the Director of the Idaho Office of Drug Control Policy, Elisha Figueroa, empathized with those families. But Figueroa said the bill would've bypassed the FDA and that there's not enough medical evidence showing CBD oil's effectiveness. Read more.

Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.