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New cannabis research law gives East TN family hope

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Medicinal marijuana could be one step closer to becoming a reality in Tennessee thanks to a new state law.

Governor Haslam recently signed a bill that would allow researchers to study the effects of cannabis oil on seizures.

Families across the country have claimed cannabis oil can put an end to frequent seizures.

One West Knox County family watched the cannabis oil law, each step of the way, as it passed through the Tennessee Statehouse.

The Bush family has a toddler, named Cameron, who suffers from infantile spasms. The condition sometimes gives him multiple seizures a day.

His family had vigorously pushed for a measure this winter that would have decriminalized medicinal marijuana in Tennessee. That measure failed.

However, the Bush family says the new law that's been proposed is still a victory.

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