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Alabama House Delays Vote on Medical Marijuana Bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama House of Representatives has delayed a vote on a bill. Representatives debated the bill for more than six hours Tuesday night and adjourned shortly before midnight. The bill could return to the House floor on the final two days of the session, Thursday and May 17. The bill would allow people with a qualifying…

Medical Marijuana Bill Faces Multiple Hurdles in Ala. House

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee will vote next week after holding a public hearing on the Senate-passed bill.  If approved, the bill would then head to the House Health Committee where it also must be approved before getting a vote in the House of Representatives. The bill by Republican Sen. Tim Melson would allow people with a…

Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Public Hearing in Alabama House

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers are holding a public hearing on medical marijuana legislation. The House Judiciary Committee is holding a public hearing on the Senate-passed bill on Wednesday afternoon. The bill by Republican Sen. Tim Melson would allow people with a qualifying medical condition to purchase marijuana, in forms such as gels or tablets, for medical use from…

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…