University of Alabama Receives FDA Approval to Produce, Administer and Study Cannabis Extracts

Cannabis tincture.
Cannabis tincture.

The University of Alabama has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin cultivating, administering and studying the impact of low-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), high-CBD (cannabidiol) cannabis extracts on childhood and adult seizure disorders.

In April, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law Senate Bill 174 which authorizes the University of Alabama’s Department of Neurology to prescribe, produce and distribute low-THC cannabis extracts – such as cannabis oil and tinctures – to those with seizure disorders. The oil must be primarily CBD, and can contain no more than 3% THC.

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Alabama Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has signed Senate Bill 174, a medical cannabis proposal whichconsumecannabisdotcom was passed unanimously by the state’s House and Senate.

Under the new law, the University of Alabama’s Department of Neurology will be authorized to prescribe, produce and distribute low-THC cannabis extracts (such as cannabis oil and tincture) to those with seizure disorders.

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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,Alabama-sign 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.

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