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My Take - Carly's Law

The wishes of an Alabama couple whose 3 year-old daughter suffers from seizures are getting closer to coming true. Last week the Alabama's Senate approved a bill to authorize the University of Alabama at Birmingham to study the use of a marijuana-derived oil to treat seizure disorders. Carly's Law is named in honor of 3-year-old Carly Chandler of Birmingham, whose family has fought for the law. The bill now moves to the House. The bill passed is a new version of legislation pushed at the State House for weeks. The bill does not legalize the oil, but it does give caregivers a justifiable defense if charged with drug possession over the oil. Families would no longer have to travel long distances or worry about prosecution simply because they were trying to make things better for their children.  The sole purpose of this bill is to help children with a rare genetic disorder and would only be available by prescription.  And there is no crime in helping children.  I'm Vanessa Oubre, that's "My Take"  what's yours?

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