New Alabama law decriminalizes cannabis oil as medical treatment

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) – Leni’s Law, which would decriminalize the use of medical marijuana oil as used under the care of a doctor, will now go before the governor after passing in the House and Senate on Wednesday.

The bill was amended in the Senate to reflect the way it was initially written; before it underwent some controversial changes in the House Judiciary committee last week. If signed into law, Leni’s Law will allow parents, like Brittany Townsend, to use cannabis oil to treat children suffering from a range of conditions like epilepsy or autism. The changes also bump the amount of THC allowed back up to 3 percent from 1 percent.

“It’ll make everybody happy,” said Townsend, who came to Montgomery to await the news. “Everybody needs that, because everybody will have somebody in their lifetime that can use it. Getting it now will help in the future.”

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