Alabama Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Legislation to decriminalize the possession of personal amounts of marijuana has been passed unanimously by an Alabama Senate committee. The Senate Judiciary Committee recently voted 11 to 0 to pass the marijuana decriminalization bill, sending it towards a vote by the full Senate. The vote marks a massive shift increase in support from just last … Read more

Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee Votes to Approve Marijuana Decrim Bill

In a surprising move Alabama’s Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve a bill to decriminalize certain marijuana possession offenses. The committee has voted 6 to 4 to pass Senate Bill 251, which was filed by Senator Dick Brewbaker. The proposal would “create the crime of possession of marijuana in the third degree for possession of one ounce … Read more

Marijauna Decrim Bill Filed in Alabama Senate

Legislation that would significantly alter Alabama’s marijuana laws has been filed in the state’s Senate. Senate Bill 251 was filed this week by Senator Dick Brewbaker. Under current law, the possession of any amount of marijuana for personal use is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. This bill “would also create the crime of possession … Read more

Alabama Marijuana Possession Laws

Alabama Marijuana Possession Laws:   Any Amount Deemed for Personal Use: Penalty: Misdemeanor with up to 1 year in jail and/or a $6,000 fine   Other than Personal Use: Penalty: Felony with 1 year and 1 day in prison mandatory with a 10 year maximum, and/or a $15,000 fine.   For further information on Alabama’s … Read more

Alabama Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Cannabis Oil

Roughly a week after being overwhelmingly approved by Alabama’s full legislature, a measure to legalize the medical use of low-THC cannabis oil has been signed into law by Governor Robert Bentley. Leni’s Law goes into effect on June 1st. Under the new law, it will be legal for those with a recommendation from a physician … Read more

Alabama’s Full Legislature Votes 124 to 7 to Legalize Medical Cannabis Oil

Alabama’s full legislature has passed a measure to legalize the medical use of low-THC cannabis oil for those who receive a recommendation from a physician. The proposal was approved with overwhelming bipartisan support: the vote was 95 to 4 in the House of Representatives, and 29 to 3 in the Senate. The bill now goes … Read more

Hemp Legislation Passed by Alabama House and Senate

By Associated Press Alabama is one step closer to researching industrial hemp production. The Alabama House of Representatives and Senate on Tuesday both passed bills  to allow the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries to research industrial hemp production and its possibilities as a cash crop. The legislation, sponsored by Republican Rep. Ken Johnson and Sen. … Read more

Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Legislation to legalize medical cannabis has been passed with a 4 to 3 vote by Alabama’s Senate Judiciary Committee. Senate Bill 326 now moves towards a full Senate vote. If approved into law, the Alabama Medical Marijuana Patient Safe Access Act would allow those with a qualifying condition to possess up to 10 ounces of … Read more

Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis Filed in Alabama

A proposal to legalize cannabis for patients suffering from a variety of medical conditions has been filed in Alabama’s Senate, with a companion bill to be filed soon in the state’s House of Representatives. The Alabama Medical Marijuana Patient Safe Access Act (Senate Bill 326), filed by Senator Bobby Singleton, would allow qualified patients to … Read more

University of Alabama Receives FDA Approval to Produce, Administer and Study Cannabis Extracts

The University of Alabama has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin cultivating, administering and studying the impact of low-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), high-CBD (cannabidiol) cannabis extracts on childhood and adult seizure disorders. In April, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law Senate Bill 174 which authorizes the University of Alabama’s Department of … Read more