Pubdate: Thu, 06 Feb 2014
Source: Anniston Star (AL)
Copyright: 2014 Consolidated Publishing
Author: Kim Chandler, Associated Press


MONTGOMERY (AP) - Dustin Chandler said his 2- year-old daughter Carly
has three to five seizures each day from a severe neurological
condition she has battled since infancy.

Prescribed medications have done nothing to help, he

Her best treatment, he believes, could be a marijuana plant extract
called cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, and there is anecdotal
evidence that suggests the oil is effective in treating seizure disorders.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 8- 3 to approve a
bill aimed at allowing people to possess the oil if they have certain
medical conditions.

Supporting lawmakers said they are hoping to get the bill approved
this session but that their biggest hurdle could be political fear
about approving anything marijuana-related in an election year.

"We've been battling the stigma from the M- word," Chandler

Chandler, a Pelham police officer who often handles narcotics cases,
said the bill is not about legalizing marijuana.  
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