medical marijuana

Commission Holds First Medical Marijuana Public Meeting

A state appointed group is working to draft a bill that would make medical marijuana use legal in Alabama. It held its first public meeting Tuesday at the State House. Some in attendance included Cynthia Atkinson. “I’m trying not to get emotional,” Adkinson said, standing before the Commission. She knows all too well what it’s like to lose a loved…

Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Study Commission

Alabama lawmakers have voted to create a medical marijuana commission to draft legislation that they might consider next year. Lawmakers approved the study commission Friday after an original medical marijuana bill hit opposition. The study commission bill now goes to Gov. Kay Ivey. Republican Sen. Tim Melson of Florence has said it would be a step forward toward the goal…

Alabama Legislator Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana Oil Possesion

An Alabama legislator wants to decriminalize the possession of medicinal marijuana oil in a bid to help families dealing with serious epilepsy and other medical conditions. The House Judiciary Committee heard public testimony last week on a bill put forward by State Rep. Mike Ball which would allow legal access to cannabidiol, or CBD oil. The legislation is a follow-up…