MS OK’d cannabis oil use but federal approval lacking

Almost three years ago, the Mississippi Legislature passed Harper Grace’s Law, named after then-2-year-old Harper Grace Durval who suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy.

The legislation allows marijuana oil to be used to treat children in Mississippi who suffer from epilepsy seizures. It removed the cannabis extract oil from the state’s illegal drugs list.

Although it was 2014 when the law passed, no one seems to know for sure when the cannabis oil might be available for use in Mississippi. The necessary federal approval has yet to be obtained before testing and ultimate use.

Clarion Ledger