Alabama Legislature Approves Marijuana Oil Bill


By Alabama News Network

The Alabama Legislature has given final approval to a marijuana oil bill sought by families who want the oil as a potential treatment for their children's seizure disorders.

The Alabama Senate voted 27-0 Thursday to agree with a minor House change to the bill. The legislation now goes to Gov. Robert Bentley for his signature.

The bill would fund a $1 million University of Alabama at Birmingham study on the effectiveness of using cannabidiol to control seizures.

Bill sponsor Sen. Paul Sanford said he is ecstatic for the families who were seeking a legal way to obtain the oil in Alabama.

The oil does not get users high and anecdotal evidence suggests it is an effective treatment. The bill is called "Carly's Law" after a 3-year-old girl from the Birmingham-area.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Add a comment


Comment: 1000 Characters Left

Alabama News Network and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.

This content requires the latest Adobe Flash Player and a browser with JavaScript enabled. Click here for a free download of the latest Adobe Flash Player.

Hot Video From AP

AP Video