Medical Marijuana Bill Approved by Full Alabama Senate


Alabama has taken one more step towards becoming the 34th state to legalize medical marijuana. Early on Thursday morning, the state’s Senate voted 17-6 to approve HB 243 a.k.a. the CARE Act, which would establish a list of qualifying conditions for individuals seeking cannabis treatment, as well as a governmental agency to regulate the program.

“It’s not a Republican or Democrat issue to me,” Senator Tim Melson said during floor debate of the measure on Wednesday. “It’s a patient issue.

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