Cannabis One Step Closer to Legal in Alabama
After years of advocates attempting to get a cannabis legalization bill passed in the Alabama Legislature, a bill that would create a medical marijuana program in the state has passed in the Senate. According to the Boston Globe, the bill passed in Alabama’s Senate on a 22-10 vote. The measure will now be sent to the state’s House of Representatives for a vote and will then head to Alabama’s governor if passed there.
If put into law, the bill would create a medical marijuana program in Alabama that would allow patients with 15 medical conditions to get a cannabis recommendation from their doctor. The approved conditions in the bill, as it is currently written, include anxiety, chronic pain, and cancer. Smoking and vaping products would not be legal under the bill, but pills, topicals, and skin patches would be offered at 34 licensed dispensaries throughout the state.