A controversial medical marijuana bill is headed to Gov. Ivey's desk. The state senate gave final approval to the measure Thursday night, in a 20-9 vote. The House, hours earlier, approved the bill 68-34, after making changes. The measure legalizes the use of marijuana to treat about 10 conditions, including cancer, autism, and epilepsy. State Rep. Mike Ball (R-Madison) led efforts to pass the bill in the House, claiming it will ease suffering. "People with epileptic seizures will definitely be helped and we're talking about children who have been dying," Ball said. But opponents, like state Rep. Jim Carns (R-Vestavia Hills), warned that the legislation will put Alabama on the path to full-on legalization. "Based on what has happened in other states...when they adopted medical marijuana, and then, after a short period of time, they had recreational marijuana," Carns said. A statement from Gov. Kay Ivey's office did not indicate whether she will sign the bill, saying only "we look forward to thoroughly reviewing it."