“The bill I signed into law will help children who suffer from severe seizure disorders,” said Bryant in a statement to 16 WAPT News. “Throughout the legislative process, I insisted on the tightest controls and regulations for this measure, and I have been assured by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics that CBD oil (cannabidol) is not an intoxicant. The outcome is a bill that allows this substance to be used therapeutically as is the case for other controlled prescription medication.”
Bryant said he remains opposed to any effort to legalize marijuana or its derivatives outside of the bill.
The bill was named for Harper Grace Durval, who turned 2 years old Friday, which is usually the age when children with Dravet’s syndrome start seeing an increase in the number of seizures.