Still in the early stages, results from the study aren't expected until 2018.

SALT LAKE CITY — Ashley Rice is a card-carrying member of the Utah Department of Health's Hemp Registry.

The membership entitles her family to drive to a neighboring state where medical marijuana is legal and purchase rather expensive cannabidiol treatment for her seizures.

"It's not cheap to be raising a disabled child in the first place," said Doug Rice, Ashley's father. He spends $40 a year to renew the card, which was originally $400 to obtain.

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