Richmond, Va. – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a House and Senate bill Thursday that decriminalizes the use of THC oils to help treat patients who suffer from epilepsy.
Lisa Smith and her daughter Haley were there as the bill was signed. They have been lobbying for years to make it legal in Virginia.
Many of the parents who pushed for the measures have children who suffer from Dravet Syndrome, which brings on uncontrollable seizures.
Haley had 1,000 documented life-threatening seizures in 2014.