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Patients with epilepsy can now bring CBD oil onto planes

Today Newswatch 12 spoke to the Medford Airport about this new change.

Posted: Jun 3, 2019 6:24 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore-- The reason TSA made this change is because of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. This means the FDA recognizes certain CBD oils as a medication. Especially for children who are epileptic.

Technically TSA doesn't have any technology to test cannabis or hemp products. If they are suspicious about something they call the Medford Police Department. This means they don't confiscate cannabis. Even though TSA does allow FDA approved CBD oil, it is still illegal to bring cannabis and hemp products onto planes.

Today I spoke to Cedar Grey. His son, Ashe, started having seizures at 13 years old. "It's one of the worst things ever. It's terrible. Especially the first couple they are just horrifying" said Grey. 

As a parent there isn't much you can do until the seizure stops. At his worst Ashe was having a seizure a week. Grey tried medication from pharmacies to help his son. He found that alternative medicines were sometimes more helpful. "Both CBD and THC are very helpful for him" said Grey. 

Now Ashe is 19. With the help from CBD and THC, he's doing a lot better. Grey tells me it's one of the reasons he started his company called Siskiyou Sungrown. Ashe is also autistic. So these products help him with anxiety and sleeping. Products the company makes. Grey says he is inspired to make products for the company like the sleeping capsules. "I guess for people who haven't had these experiences I would really like them to know that CBD and THC really changed kids lives for the better" said Grey. 

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 made hemp legal to produce, buy, sell and to make products from across the country. This TSA change is allowing families like the Greys to bring that needed CBD oil onto planes.

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