Republican Sen. Tim Melson

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…

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…