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Alabama’s senate-approved medical cannabis bill: An overview

Alabama’s senate-approved medical cannabis bill: An overview

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Patients who require plant-based medicines in Alabama could soon be getting prescribed medical cannabis. Well, that's if the Alabama House votes to enact a bill that was recently approved by the Alabama State Senate.  Alabama's medical cannabis bill was approved by the state Senate on March 11 with a vote of 22-10. The votes we...

Alabama Senate Committee passes medical cannabis bill

Alabama Senate Committee passes medical cannabis bill

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 2, 2020

Alabama residents could soon be obtaining medical cannabis prescriptions. On Wednesday, February 19, the Alabama Senate committee approved a bill to legalize the plant for medical use. Senate members passed the bill in an 8-1 vote with one abstention. It will now progress to the Senate floor. Sponsor...

Alabama’s draft medical cannabis bill: What does it entail?

Alabama’s draft medical cannabis bill: What does it entail?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 9, 2020

The vast majority of members who form Alabama’s Medical Cannabis Study Commission support a bill to legalize the plant for pharmaceutical purposes.  In an attempt to sway lawmakers' decisions on the regulation of cannabis-based products and plant cultivation, 12 members of the 18-strong Commission voted in...

Alabama Legislature approves bill to establish a medical cannabis commission

Alabama Legislature approves bill to establish a medical cannabis commission

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 13, 2019

On May 31, the Alabama Legislature approved a medical cannabis bill that would establish a commission comprising a team of lawyers, doctors and healthcare professionals. The approved bill is a slightly toned down version of a previous bill that would have legalized the cannabis plant for medical pur...

Alabama’s medical cannabis bill