New Alabama Measure Would Legalize Marijuana
A measure which would legalize the possession, home-cultivation and retail sale of marijuana for adults was filed yesterday in Alabama’s House of Representatives. The measure, House Bill 550, is sponsored by Rep. Patricia Todd, and is being titled the Alabama Cannabis and Hemp Reform Act of 2013.
If the measure passes, it would become law this October, and would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana, the personal cultivation of up to a dozen plants, and would direct the Department of Revenue to setup regulations for retail sells.
The bill would also explicitly legalize hemp, and would allow localities to decide whether or not they want retail outlets in their community.
The bill has been referred to the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.