Pelham group gathers for update on Carly’s Law

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PELHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Pelham community is rallying behind a police officer and his family, and at the center of the story is a small child named Carly.

Carly suffers from debilitating seizures, and on Saturday, the community gathered at the Pelham Civic Complex for an update on a bill called Carly’s Law.

If passed, the bill would open a new avenue of medication which is currently unavailable to Alabama doctors.

At the center of the controversy is what the medication is made from – oil extracted from marijuana.

The medicinal effects of the oil has the potential to help many other people as well.

Gena Dalton says without the drug, she may have to move her family to another state.

“Without Carly’s Law, we’re not sure what our future is going to be for the next couple of months,” Daltons said. “You know, we can’t wait another year. We can’t even wait six months. Charlotte may begin to lose her skills sooner than later.”

The bill is stalled in the Alabama House of Representatives.

2014 WIAT-TV CBS42

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