MONTGOMERY (TAB) — The hotly debated marijuana oil research bill passed by the Alabama Legislature March 20 was signed into law today by Gov. Robert Bentley and will be effective June 1.
Senate Bill 174, also known as Carly’s Law, will allow a study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to examine the effectiveness of cannabidiol oil to treat seizure disorders such as epilepsy. The bill was named in honor of 3-year-old Carly Chandler, of Birmingham, who suffers from a severe neurological disorder.
“As a doctor, I have always been supportive of medical research to discover new medicines that may be able to cure or treat some of our most chronic diseases,” Bentley said in a story on www.governor.alabama.gov/newsroom. “I hope this Alabama-led medical study can bring relief to children, like Carly Chandler. I appreciate the efforts of Carly’s parents to get this bill passed by the Legislature, and I am honored to officially sign it today.”
To read previous stories on Carly’s Law by The Alabama Baptist, click here.