Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Legislationmedcannabis 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 cannabis, and would allow them to purchase the medicine from state-licensed dispensaries. Conditions that qualify an individual to be a medical cannabis patient under SB 326 includes autism, anorexia, bipolar disorder, cancer, chronic pain, AIDS, ADD/ADHD, migraines, glaucoma, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, post traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis Filed in Alabama

A proposalAlabama-sign 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 possess and use up to 10 ounces of cannabis, and would allow them to purchase the medicine from state-licensed dispensaries. Representative John Rogers will be filing a companion bill in the House in the coming days.

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