The girl who inspired Carly's Law will soon get marijuana-derived CBD for treating seizures

One of the latest patients to begin the University of Alabama at Birmingham's study known as Carly's Law that uses a marijuana-derived medication to treat severe seizures is the young girl who inspired the legislation.

Carly Chandler, the 4-year-old from the Birmingham area who has a rare genetic disorder that causes multiple seizures daily, is expected to soon receive her first treatment of cannabidiol, also known as CBD, her father, Dustin Chandler, said in an interview.

"It's almost a little bit of shock that it's actually here," Chandler said, thinking about when he had walked the halls of the Alabama Legislature almost two years ago to start generating support for allowing use of the experimental medication to treat seizures.

After hearing about success stories elsewhere in the country where it's legal to use, Chandler and his wife, Amy, wanted to use the treatment for their daughter who has CDKL5.


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