Alabama Senate Unanimously Approves Million Dollar Study on Cannabis Oil
In a unanimous 34 to 0 vote, Alabama’s Senate passed Senate Bill 174 today, sending it to the state’s House of Representatives.
The proposal – named Carly’s Law in honor of 3-year-old Carly Chandler who suffers from epilepsy – would allow the University of Alabama’s Department of Neurology to study the use of cannabis oil for the treatment of seizure disorders. The university would be authorized to prescribe and distribute low-THC cannabis oil to treat those with epilepsy; participants of the study would be provided complete protection from arrest.
If approved, the study would be funded with $1 million from the state’s Education Trust Fund.