My teeny tiny federal perspective…
Flying over the US, seeing no boundaries or walls of separation between states, as it should be… on my way to drop the Federal Senate Companion Bill (S.1333). I cannot help but get excited and a little nervous.
I arrive and meet with a few families for dinner the night before the big day and press conference. We revel in what our lives have become. We experience the overwhelming sensations that not only are we in over our heads, but that we actually have the power, the will, and the heart to get this done!
The Federal Senate Companion Bill opened and was authored by Senator Orrin Hatch and has 6 co-sponsors. Senator Hatch was the father of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) so we could not have asked for a better person to put the pen to paper. The companion House Bill (H.R. 1635), Charlotte's Web Medical Access Act of 2015, dropped in March and already has 34 co-sponsors.
These efforts are meant to deschedule both CBD (cannabidiol) and hemp (cannabis with < 0.3% THC). This will correct outdated and antiquated regulations; this will open up safer access, allow for research and will designate parents as caretakers-- not criminals.
The sense of urgency is overwhelming. After being there, and seeing how quickly things are moving I am enthusiastic that this bill will pass. And not only that it will pass, but that can happen this year! Do not be misled, however… it will not happen without your help. I cannot stress how many times while in D.C. I heard,
“...But I need to hear from my constituents on this matter...”
That is you. Yes, you have the power to make history. #FightForAccess
With you in the fight,
- Heather Jackson