Gummy bears with CBD oil can stop six-year-old Zoe Adams from having debilitating seizures which means she can go back to school. But Volusia County Schools considers the oil to be a class one controlled substance which means Adams can’t take it on school property.
That’s something Florida House Representative Carlos Guillermos Smith says is against state law.
“Seventy-one percent of Florida voters said that they wanted to approve a constitutional right to medical cannabis for qualified patients," said Smith. "That includes children who now have a constitutional right to medical cannabis if they have a qualifying medical condition.”
Zoe’s family is asking the Volusia County School Board to change its policy on administering CBD oil on school grounds.
As a dietary supplement, however, it is not regulated by the Federal Drug Administration for safety and purity.