Alabama lawmaker seeks to decriminalize medical marijuana oil

State Rep. Mike Ball holds Leni Young on the day Carly's Law passed the legislature in 2014.

Amy Young and her family moved to Oregon because the medicine her daughter needs is illegal in Alabama.

State Rep. Mike Ball said he plans to introduce a bill next month to change that. And he's confident it's going to pass.

"The people I've talked to about it seem very receptive to it," said Ball, R-Madison. "It's nothing like it was a couple of years ago when I started on Carly's Law. This is a whole different dynamic."

In 2014, Carly's Law passed the legislature without dissent once it stipulated that the University of Alabama at Birmingham would maintain control over the study and distribution of CBD oil – a derivative of the marijuana plant that has proven effective in cases of reducing seizures and does not yield an intoxicating high.

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