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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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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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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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Alabama Legislators Pass Medical Marijuana Bill; Takes First Step Toward Legalization

By Brent Wilson on May 31, 2019

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…

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AL Medical Marijuana Substitute Bill Passes House Committee

By Brent Wilson on May 29, 2019

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…

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AL Medical Marijuana Public Hearing Over; Sub. Bill Expected Wednesday

By Brent Wilson on May 28, 2019

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…

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