medical marijuana bill

Medical Marijuana Bill Heads to Senate Floor for Vote

A medical marijuana bill is headed to its first floor vote in the Alabama Legislature as advocates hope to make headway after years of setbacks. The bill is on the proposed debate agenda in the Alabama Senate. The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Tim Melson would allow people with a doctor’s recommendation to use medical marijuana for 15 conditions –…

Alabama Senate Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Bill with 8 to 1 Vote

The Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee has voted 8-1 with one member abstaining to approve a medical marijuana bill and send it to the full Senate for consideration. The bill would allow people to be prescribed medical marijuana for 15 medical conditions, there would also be 34 dispensary sights in Alabama. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on the…

Medical Marijuana Vote Delayed in State Senate

A medical marijuana bill has stalled in the Alabama Senate under a filibuster threat. Republican Sen. Tim Melson of Florence delayed a vote on his bill Wednesday night. However, Melson says he believes he has the votes needed to eventually pass the legislation in the Senate. The bill would set up a state oversight commission and a process for prescribing…