Recommending Cannabis in Alabama
Under Leni’s Law, physicians with a bona fide physician-patient relationship to the patient may recommend CBD, but a reccommendation is not required. This would allow physicians who otherwise treat a patient to prescribe CBD to such patient but is designed to exclude one-off engagements for the purposes of providing CBD from protection under the law.
Previously, Carly’s Law only permitted healthcare practitioners at the University of Alabama to recommend a patient for use of CBD in clinical trials. University of Alabama physicians were restricted under federal law as to whom they could provide CBD, which limited the availability of participation in the trials.