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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 medical marijuana bill to be passed in the United States, requiring patients to…

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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 abstained from voting. The bill moves on to the full Senate for a…

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 bill that same day. The bill would allow patients to be prescribed…

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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.

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 this legislation have found a new opponent: Alabama Attorney General, Steve…

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 that two-thirds thought the legislation was reasonable and well-thought-out,” said…

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 in Alabama. Dustin Chandler, whose daughter Carly inspired Caryl’s Law, posted on Facebook thanking…

The Alabama House has passed a substitute bill for SB 236, also known as the CARE Act, which would create the Medical Cannabis Study Commission that will study approaches, develop regulations, and recommend future legislation on medical marijuana. The bill passed 80-19. Since the House…

The House Health Committee gave a favorable vote to a substitute bill of SB 236, Alabama’s medical marijuana bill. The approval followed a public hearing yesterday in which the Committee heard from proponents and opponents of the bill. The SB 236 substitute bill is drastically…

A public hearing was held today to receive feedback on potentially legalizing medical marijuana in Alabama. The House Health Committee heard from proponents and opponents of the bill during an hour-long hearing. The proponents included: State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence), sponsor of SB 236. John…