Legislator pushes to legalize medical marijuana oil

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama lawmaker is seeking to decriminalize the possession of medicinal marijuana oil in a bid to help families dealing with serious epilepsy and other medical conditions.

State Rep. Mike Ball, a Republican, originally supported a piece of legislation called Carly’s Law in 2014, which sought to establish a cannabidiol study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Though Carly’s Law is widely considered a success, certain federal regulations led to restrictive qualifications that left several families still struggling for relief.

The House Judiciary Committee heard public testimony Wednesday on Ball’s new bill, also known as “Leni’s Law.” Families gathered with their children and requested immediate action, but opponents from the law enforcement and medical communities urged caution.

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