MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – A bill that would allow the University of Alabama at Birmingham to study the use of an oil derived from marijuana to treat severe epilepsy has made it one step further in the state legislature.
A house committee approved the bill known as ‘Carly’s Law’ on Tuesday, according to our news partners Al.com/The Huntsville Times.
A similar bill has already passed the Senate.
Doctors at UAB say research has shown cannabidoil can help ease epileptic seizures.
The bill is named after Carly Chandler, a 3-year-old girl from Pelham who suffers severe epilepsy.
Other families who have children with similar conditions have supported the bill.