BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Carly’s Law, the bill named for the daughter of a Pelham police officer, passed the Alabama Senate 34-0 Tuesday and now heads to the House.
The families of children from seizures are the driving force behind the bill.
Some Alabama families have reportedly relocated to states like Colorado, where CBD oil is legally prescribed.
There’s been a strong push to back the bill allowing the oil in Alabama, because there is so much resistance to the idea of medical marijuana in Alabama.
One of the sponsors of the bill says it’s amazing that three veteran law enforcement officers would work together on a bill to legalize a marijuana derivative.
Representative Allen Farley says they had support from one of the most powerful conservatives in the state, House Speaker Mike Hubbard.
“[Hubbard] would reach out behind the scenes and make the contacts that only he could make at UAB to move this first thing forward to help these kids,” Rep. Allen Farley said.
After UAB announced it was willing to be the conduit to connect patients to CBD oil on research basis.
Some families feel it’s a miracle the bill has moved this far. Now, they just need it to move one more.
“You know, you’ve got to remember that we’re living in Alabama, and I remember writing every one of our representatives,” Sherry Gibbs said. “Nobody’d answer me. Mike Ball did, but still, I kept thinking, ‘You know, we live in Alabama? There’s no way anything like this will ever happen.’”
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