Alabama Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Cannabis Oil

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Cannabis oil.

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.

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Alabama’s Full Legislature Votes 124 to 7 to Legalize Medical Cannabis Oil

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Two containers filled with cannabis oil.

Alabama’s full legislature has passed a measure to legalize the medical use of low-THC cannabis oil for those who receive a recommendation from a physician.

The proposal was approved with overwhelming bipartisan support: the vote was 95 to 4 in the House of Representatives, and 29 to 3 in the Senate. The bill now goes to Governor Robert Bentley for consideration.

“This is an opportunity to give some sunlight to families,” said Senator Paul Sanford, who sponsored the bill in the Senate. “They don’t want to feel like criminals, but they know they need to try something like this.”

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