Roughly a week after being overwhelmingly approved by Alabama’s full legislature, a measure to legalize the medical use of low-THC cannabis oil has been signed into law by Governor Robert Bentley. Leni’s Law goes into effect on June 1st.
Under the new law, it will be legal for those with a recommendation from a physician to possess and use cannabis oil that has no more than 3% THC. Unfortunately the law doesn’t establish a system of dispensaries to provide patients with a consistent means of accessing their medicine, leaving advocates with plenty to continue fighting for. Still, the new law is clearly a step in the right direction.