A school informs the Department of Human Resources (DHR) of a pupil’s parents treating her with CBD oil. The DHR investigates the case even though CBD oil is legal in the state of Alabama.
Parents under review and a guardian gets appointed because daughter is treated with CBD oil that is legal
WHNT News 19 reports on Leon and Amanda Cunningham being investigated by the DHR. A guardian was appointed for their daughter after her parents disclosed that they found treatment with legal CBD oil helped her tremendously.
The Cunningham’s eight-year-old daughter Allie suffers from an array of debilitating conditions including autism and seizures because of partial symptomatic epilepsy. She has ADHD and also suffers from diabetes.
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After substantial research and reading the Cunninghams introduced legal CBD oil to Allie’s medical treatment. The results were remarkable. If only they didn’t tell her teacher about it, all would have been well.
The most remarkable improvement was in Allie’s behavior. In the past, she would not be able to express herself and would become upset and start beating her head with her fists. Sometimes, she would literally pull her hair out of her head.
Shouldn’t have told her teacher
Since the CBD treatment it has all stopped. Allie is trying to speak and communicate in different ways. The Cunninghams told Allie’s teacher about the reason for this wonderful progress. That turned out to be a big mistake.
The school let the DHR know, and an investigation was launched with a caseworker send to the Cunninghams home.
A report stated that Amanda directly admitted to treating Allie with cannabis oil. The recorded conversation also reveals the Cunninghams trying to explain CBD oil is legal in the state of Alabama for children like Allie.
Leni’s Law dismissed the case
The Cunninghams explained that Leni’s Law also states that no agency of the state can order any child protection proceedings or actions in a case based on treatment with CBD oil.
School Superintendent Gail Satchel, was not available for any comments.
The DHR proceeded to file a petition with the court in Colbert County stating their involvement was because of the school report that Allie’s parents were treating her with cannabis. Mike Ball, State Representative who sponsored Leni’s law wrote to the DHR officials cautioning them to review the law before acting against the Cunninghams. The case got thrown out.
But DHR won’t admit CBD oil is legal
Unfortunately, that was not the end of the matter, and the DHR proceeded to file a second petition with the court in Lauderdale County adding some changes and accusations of abuse. This time the report by the school stated Allie was over-medicated on unknown substances. CBD oil was not mentioned any longer.
The case might be “gagged” since the Cunningham’s lawyer advised them not to speak to the media or comment any further on proceedings.
That is quite scary as CBD oil, legal in the state of Alabama, is at the heart of the matter. We will be watching this case with interest, and guess who we’re rooting for!