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Family relieved to stay in Alabama after passage of Carly's Law

The new version of Carly's Law goes farther, providing not just legalization, but also funding for research on CBD oil at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. The new version of Carly's Law goes farther, providing not just legalization, but also funding for research on CBD oil at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
MADISON, AL (WAFF) -

Charlotte Dalton still plays like a regular toddler, and her mom Gena has new hope to keep her that way, playing and developing, at their home in Madison after the passage of Alabama's new "Carly's Law."

"My plans have drastically changed," said Gena. She and Charlotte were just weeks away from moving to Colorado so Charlotte could try CBD oil, a derivative of the marijuana plant, to control her sometimes daily seizures.

Representative Mike Ball wrote Carly's law to make CBD oil legal in Alabama. Ultimately, an amended version of the bill passed easily, after passionate appeals from families like Charlotte's and that of Carly Chandler of Shelby County whose name the bill bears.

"I think it really was a statement to have some of the world's tiniest wheelchairs lined up and down the state house, and these guys having to walk past them, look at them, look at their families in the face and tell them. Yes or no, are you going to vote for this?" continued Gena.

The new version of Carly's Law goes farther, providing not just legalization, but also funding for research on CBD oil at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Research that patients like Charlotte will be able to get involved in almost immediately.

"I sent an email to my boss today and some of my coworkers, and said, ‘Well guys, you can't get rid of me that easy.'  I was real excited to send that email.

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