Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Derivative in Ala.

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A bill planned for the upcoming session of the Alabama Legislature would legalize a substance derived from marijuana that is believed to help control seizures in children.

Republican Rep. Mike Ball of Madison told ( that he plans to sponsor the bill to allow parents of children with certain neurological and epileptic disorders to possess cannabidiol. He says it doesn't produce a high and has no street value.

Democratic state Rep. Patricia Todd of Birmingham says she plans to co-sponsor the bill. She says the bill will be named Carly's Law for a young girl from Inverness who suffers from a rare genetic disorder. The girl's father, Pelham police officer Dustin Chandler, has been promoting the legalization to treat his daughter and other children who suffer from seizures.

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