Texas lawmakers OK cannabis oil for epileptic kids

Karley Davis of Fort Worth has intractable epilepsy. Her father, Jeff Davis, asked the Legislature to legalize an oil extracted from the cannabis plant that in some cases stops seizures. The House and Senate approved the measure, which now awaits Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature. | Courtesy Davis family

Karley Davis of Fort Worth has intractable epilepsy. Her father, Jeff Davis, asked the Legislature to legalize an oil extracted from the cannabis plant that in some cases stops seizures. The House and Senate approved the measure, which now awaits Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature. Courtesy Davis family

By Anna M. Tinsley, Star-Telegram

Jeff Davis knows that help for his daughter is just about within his reach.

A measure to make cannabis oil legal for Texans with intractable epilepsy — such as his 3-year-old daughter, Karley — received final approval from the state House Tuesday and now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott for consideration.

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