Alabama House, Senate Pass Carly’s Law, Slightly Amended

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT)- State Representative Mike Ball, R-Madison, confirmed to WHNT News 19 that the Alabama House of Representatives passed “Carly’s Law” in the early morning hours Thursday.

Rep. Mike Ball holds a child that will benefit from Carly's Law at the state house. (Photo: http://www.gracephotographystudio.com/)

Rep. Mike Ball holds a child that will benefit from Carly’s Law at the state house. (Photo: gracephotographystudio.com/)

The bill passed the House shortly after 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning by a 97-0 vote.

The bill would legalize an oil derived from the cannabis plant to be used for medical purposes to treat seizure disorders.

The House amended the bill slightly, though, so the bill will go back to the Senate for a final vote.

The amendment contains language Children’s Hospital wanted included in the bill, according to a post on the Carly’s Law Facebook page, which has followed the bill’s move through the Alabama Legislature.

The Senate approved the bill later Thursday, according to Carly’s Law supporters.

The bill will now go to Governor Robert Bentley, who has said he will sign it.



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