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Gov. Bentley intends to sign marijuana oil bill

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The State Senate voted unanimously Thursday to agree with a minor House change to the bill. The State Senate voted unanimously Thursday to agree with a minor House change to the bill.
MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) -

Governor Robert Bentley intends to sign a marijuana oil bill that was approved Thursday by the Alabama Senate, according to his press secretary.

The Alabama Legislature gave final approval to the bill, known as "Carly's Law," sought by families who want the oil as a potential treatment for their children's seizure disorders. 

The State Senate voted unanimously Thursday to agree with a minor House change to the bill. The legislation now goes to Gov. Robert Bentley for his signature. According to Bentley's press secretary, it has not been placed on the Governor's desk yet, but he has every intention on signing it, pending a thorough legal review.   

The bill would fund a $1 million University of Alabama at Birmingham study on the effectiveness of using cannabidiol to control seizures.     

Bill sponsor Sen. Paul Sanford said he is ecstatic for the families who were seeking a legal way to obtain the oil in Alabama.     

The oil does not get users high and anecdotal evidence suggests it is an effective treatment. The bill is called "Carly's Law" after a 3-year-old girl from the Birmingham-area.

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