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Ala. Senate adjourns Thursday without discussing medical marijuana oil bill

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) -

Thursday, the Alabama Senate adjourned before taking up debate over Carly's Law, a proposed bill to allow access to a medical marijuana oil supporters say can manage seizures.

A number of parents and families turned out at the statehouse to show support for the bill. Carly's Law is named after a young girl from Hoover who has seizures. A rally for Carly's Law was held this past weekend at the Pelham Civic Center.

Dustin Chandler, Carly's father, said the bill would allow Alabama families to get legal prescriptions for CBD oil like some other states. Chandler again said they are not a part of any movement to legalize marijuana.

"We have nothing to do with any pro-legalization group. We are not a part of a full medical marijuana bill. We are families and parents who care about our children and that is all we are," Chandler said.

CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana. It is extracted and administered to a patient through a variety of ways, such as an oil, which is the form supported by Carly's Law.

Chandler and the other parents plan to return to Montgomery next week where they hope the bill finally comes up for debate. There are seven legislative meeting days left in the session.

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