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Nichole Montanez is traveling the country photographing children with epilepsy who currently are being treated or are hoping to be treated with cannabid oil. Montanez stopped in Salt Lake City on Wednesday at Hope 4 Children With Epilepsy's "Faces of Cannabis" project. State lawmakers in 2014 tweaked Utah code, making it legal for people with intractable epilepsy to import a type of cannabid oil shown to reduce seizures. Faces of Cannabis will be used to lobby for a federal bill, HR 5226: Charlotte's Web Medical Hemp Act, which would remove cannabid oil and therapeutic hemp from the list of controlled substances.