Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana in Alabama Introduced

Alabam State Senator Tim Melson (R) has introduced legislation that would legalize medical marijuana throughout the state, making Alabama the 34th state to do so. According to High Times, Melson’s legislation would establish the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission, which would be charged with establishing and administering a patient registry system, issuing medical marijuana cards, issuing licenses for … 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

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