A bill that would reduce the penalty for marijuana possession in Alabama is scheduled for consideration on Wednesday by both the House and Senate judiciary committees.

Unlike most states, Alabama does not allow the medical use of marijuana. But the state has recently passed laws allowing the use of some marijuana-derived extracts that can't get you high.

Leni's Law, which took effect June 1, was an expansion of Carly's Law, which passed in 2014 and authorized a study at the University of Alabama in Birmingham on the use of CBD oil to treat seizure disorders.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Wednesday signed legislation into law to allow medical marijuana oil in the state.

A bill to allow people with seizure disorders or other debilitating medical conditions to use a product that comes from the same plant as marijuana was passed by the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For the last few years, the Alabama legislature has talked a lot about CBD oil. It’s derived from marijuana, but it can’t get you high. It can, however, make a big difference for patients who sometimes suffer multiple seizures a day.

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Voters cast their ballots in Ohio on Tuesday, in a referendum to legalize both medical and recreational marijuana.


It would also allow doctors to write prescriptions for medical marijuana.

In Alabama, both types of marijuana are still illegal, but a cannabis derivative is being tested to treat epilepsy.

CBD Oil comes from marijuana, contains no hallucinogens, and is being tested by UAB in a medical study to see how epilepsy patients react to the treatment.