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Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Senate

By Brent Wilson on March 12, 2020

Alabama is one step closer to having access to medical marijuana.

The Alabama Senate passed SB165 from Senator Tim Melson (R-Florence) with a vote of 22-11. The bill would be the strictest…

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Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Committee

By Brent Wilson on February 19, 2020

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8-1 in favor of a bill filed by Tim Melson (R-Florence) called the Compassion Act which would legalize medical marijuana in the state of Alabama. One person…

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Hearing and Possible Vote on Medical Marijuana Bill Expected This Week

By Dakota Layton on February 17, 2020

On Wednesday, the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to have a hearing on Senator Tim Melson’s medical marijuana bill, SB165. It is possible that the Senate will have a vote on the…

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AL Attorney General Steve Marshall Dead Wrong, Again

By Clete Wetli on January 24, 2020 | Opinion

Attorney General Steve Marshall continues to show that he is all about pandering to his base, rather than putting real effort into fixing the problems that face Alabama.

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State Rep. Mike Ball Responds to AG Steve Marshall’s Opposition to Medical Marijuana

By Dakota Layton on January 13, 2020

After Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced his opposition to legislation that would legalize and regulate the use of medical marijuana in Alabama, State. Rep. Mike Ball (R-Madison) responded in a Friday…

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AL Attorney General Steve Marshall Opposes Medical Marijuana

By Dakota Layton on January 9, 2020

After Alabama’s Medical Cannabis Study Commission voted in December to recommend legislation that would legalize and regulate the use of medical marijuana in Alabama, the fight for medical marijuana seemed optimistic, but advocates for…

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AL Commission Recommends Legalization and Regulation of Medical Marijuana

By Dakota Layton on December 21, 2019

Alabama’s Medical Cannabis Study Commission voted 12-3 (3 voted no, 3 others abstained) to recommend legislation that would legalize and regulate the use of medical marijuana in the state of Alabama.

“It’s a strong showing…

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The Medical Marijuana Bill Looks More Like a Trojan Horse

By Phil Williams on December 18, 2019 | Opinion

There is a great deal of effort going on in Montgomery to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. So much effort, in fact, that a review of the draft legislation indicates that…

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Gov. Ivey Signs Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill

By Brent Wilson on June 10, 2019

Gov. Kay Ivey signed SB 236 into law today. The bill, sponsored by Tim Melson (R-Florence), will set up a commission to study the best path forward for legalizing medical marijuana…

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A Look Back At The 2019 Alabama Legislative Session

By Brent Wilson on June 5, 2019

The 2019 Alabama Legislative Session was one of the most controversial sessions in Alabama history so let’s look at what all was accomplished and what was left on the table this year.

What Passed…

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