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Alabama governor signs Carly's Law

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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley officially signed Senate Bill 174, known as Carly's Law, on April 1, 2014.

The legislation will allow a study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to examine the effectiveness of cannabidiol oil to treat seizure disorders such as epilepsy. It was named in honor of 3-year-old Carly Chandler of Birmingham, who suffers from a severe neurological disorder.

"As a doctor, I have always been supportive of medical research to discover new medicines that may be able to cure or treat some of our most chronic diseases," Bentley said. "From the beginning, I supported a clinical trial of cannabidiol oil to research the effectiveness of helping patients with debilitating seizure disorders."

Carly's Law will be effective on June 1, 2014.

Source: Governor Bentley signs Carly's Law

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