Following a meeting on Wednesday, officials in Volusia County, Florida have approved new rules being referred to as “Zoe’s Policy.” CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC can be administered to children while in school under these new rules.
The policy in named after Zoe Adams. She is a 7-year-old girl suffering from a neurologic condition that causes her to have multiple seizures each day. Despite Zoe being placed on multiple anti-seizure pharmaceutical medications, these seizures had not been controlled. Her parents heard about the benefits of CBD oil and began administering it to Zoe. They found the CBD to greatly reduce the number of seizures that Zoe suffered from.
While CBD was the only thing that gave Zoe relief, the Volusia County school she attended refused to allow her parents to come in and administer it to her throughout the day. Her mother, Kim Adams, led a fight to adopt the policy. It has been a long battle for Zoe, her family, and all of her supporters.
“I actually didn’t think it was going to happen,” her father, J.J. Adams told WFTV Chanel 9. “And when they decided to put together a ‘Zoe’s policy’ I was crying my eyes out. Even when we left, we were on the phone calling everybody we knew.”
When it goes into effect Dec. 1, the policy will allow a parent or caregiver to come to school and administer the dose. While we would love for a school nurse to be able to administer the CBD to children, this is a huge step forward.
Zoe’s policy will greatly help Zoe Adams and many other children throughout Volusia County.
Volusia County is the fifth school district in the Florida to adopt a similar policy for its students.
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