Alabama medicinal marijuana

Marijuana Derivative
4:38 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Bill For Marijuana Derivative Expands Into Study

A bill to allow the treatment of epileptic seizures with a marijuana derivative has turned into a $1 million medical study that will supply the product to Alabama families.
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A bill to allow the treatment of epileptic seizures with a marijuana derivative has turned into a $1 million medical study that will supply the product to Alabama families.

Legislators pushing a bill known as "Carly's Law" announced the change on Tuesday and predicted it will win legislative approval in the next few weeks.

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Marijuana Deriviative
3:56 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Alabama Senate Facing Bill Allowing Marijuana Oil

A Huntsville legislator says he's working on changes to his bill allowing an extract from marijuana to be used to treat children's seizures from epilepsy.
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A Huntsville legislator says he's working on changes to his bill allowing an extract from marijuana to be used to treat children's seizures from epilepsy.

Republican Sen. Paul Sanford says he will join other advocates to announce the changes Tuesday and he hopes it will improve the bill's chance of passing.

Sanford's bill was on the Senate's work agenda Thursday, but the Senate broke for the weekend without getting to it. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh says he expects it to be back on the work agenda on Tuesday.

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Marijuana Derivative
10:41 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Derivative In Ala.

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.
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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 al.com 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.

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Alabama House Health Committee
5:43 am
Wed February 6, 2013

House Health Committee to Consider 2 Hot Issues

Rep. Patricia Todd is sponsoring legislation that would legalize marijuana for medical purposes in Alabama.
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The Alabama House's Health Committee is scheduled to consider two controversial issues as the 2013 session cranks up..

The committee will on Wednesday consider a bill by Democratic Rep. Patricia Todd of Birmingham to legalize marijuana for medical purposes in Alabama. The bill is the first item on the House Health Committee agenda on the first committee meeting day during the 2013 regular session of the Alabama Legislature.


The Health Committee is scheduled to meet at the conclusion of the House session, probably about 9:30 a.m.

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