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Is Measure S about snake oil?

Airing locally is a pro Measure S ad about Charlotte Figi, a Colorado child who suffered devastating epilepsy and about her parents’ use of Realm Oil (a drug derived from hemp containing little to none of THC which produces the Marijuana “high”) to reduce the frequency of the child’s seizures.

Of course, the problem with unregulated drugs is that their strength and purity are unknown. In 1906, laws were enacted which outlaw concoctions then being peddled by snake oil salesmen. Cocaine being the mainstay ingredient of those bygone potions.

To meet the medical needs of others like Charlotte, Congressmen Scott Perry (R-PA) is sponsoring bipartisan H.R 5226 – “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014,” which would legalize and regulate drugs like Realm Oil which are derived from Hemp containing 0.3 percent THC or less.

Besides being about recreational marijuana, is Measure S also about returning to the era of snake oil potions?

William Thomas

Grass Valley

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