5 May 2016
The news channel reports
Bentley on Wednesday signed the bill to allow people to bring cannabidiol into the state for medical purposes.
Proud to share good news with Jaqueline Marez and Robert Mitchell that I signed Leni’s Law today.
Bentley says patients with debilitating diseases should be able to “consider every possible option for treatment.”
Legislators brought the bill in a bid to help families dealing with serious epilepsy and other medical conditions.
Leni’s law is signed!!! Governor Robert Bentley just came out and told the Leni’s law families himself!!
The new law will allow oils with up to 3 percent THC, the psychoactive property of marijuana that leads to a high.
At a public hearing last month, several physicians opposed the legislation. Dr. Shannon Murphy said 3 percent THC is too potent for children’s developing brains.
A University of Alabama at Birmingham study is currently examining EpiDiolex, a pharmacy-grade oil that contains .2 percent THC