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Committee on Energy and CommerceHealthCommittee on the JudiciaryCrime, Terrorism and Homeland SecurityIntroducedJuly 28th, 2014
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What is House Bill H.R. 5226?
This means that cannabis plants with concentrations of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) — the main psychoactive chemical in weed — of 0.3 percent or lower would not technically be considered marijuana, and thus be legal for use.
H.R. 5226 gets its name from Charlotte Figi, a 7-year-old Colorado girl with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. After years of debilitating seizures (as many as 1,200 seizures every month), her parents managed to successfully treat her with a strain of high-CBD, low-THC medical cannabis called "Charlotte's Web."
If passed, this H.R. 5226 would mark the first piece of federal legislation that recognizes the medical application of cannabis plants.