Alabamians react to Jeff Sessions' medical marijuana comment

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has harsh words for the use of marijuana.

He wrote the criticism into a prepared speech for law enforcement officers in Richmond, Virginia.

In the speech, Sessions describes marijuana as "only slightly less awful" than heroin. After the speech he told reporters "medical marijuana has been hyped--maybe too much".

Dustin Chandler of Hoover calls the attorney general's comments disappointing. Chandler's daughter, Carly, was born with a neurological disorder. In 2014, Carly's Law was passed in Alabama, allowing similar patients to access cannabidiol oil through UAB.

"She's nonverbal. She's still nonverbal. She has got severe challenges ahead of her. But I was able to connect and still can connect with my daughter through her eyes and I attribute that to CBD oil that comes from the cannabis plant," Chandler said.

The father said Carly has fewer seizures and her cognitive ability has improved. So when...

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