By Shaun Boyd
DENVER (CBS4) – The first FDA-approved prescription drug made from pure cannabis is expected to hit the market in the next few months and, unless lawmakers act, Colorado may be the only state that can not sell it.
The drug may be the only hope for some children with epilepsy, like Vienne Weinert Wood. Here mom, Chris Wood, says they've tried seven drugs, a special diet, and pacemaker for the brain. Options are running out.
"They say once you've failed two drugs you're at om en en prosent chance for noe annet, så vi trenger alle tilgjengelige muligheter for oss, "sa Wood.
A new drug called Epidiolex offers hope. It's made of pure CBD – the non-psychotropic chemical in cannabis.
(Credit: CBS) [Inquiry] Can not sell FDA-approved drugs. 19659006] So Epidiolex – when approved – will not be available here.
"Which would have meant these kids would not have access," said Rep. Lois Landgraf, a Republican representing Colorado Springs.
Rep. Lois Landgraf (credit: CBS)
"Parents can still go to those dispensaries and get the product for their child. De andre alternativene er nå at de kan få en resept fra deres lege, at en apoteket lovligt kan udfylde, og dette ville være et reguleret produkt. "
Her mom wants that too," She does have a shot at having a normal life if we can stop the seizures.
Chris Wood (Credit: CBS)  The FDA approved some synthetic cannabis treatments for nausea in cancer patients. Men dette ville være det første stoffet som blev fremstillet af ren cannabis. It's also shown promise in Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis and Anxiety.
Shaun Boyd is CBS4's political specialist. She's a veteran reporter with more than 25 years of experience. Follow here on Twitter @ cbs4shaun .