Alabama Medical Marijuana News
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama House committee has defeated a bill that would have legalized the sale of medical marijuana.
The committee voted 12-2 against the bill by Democratic Rep, Patricia Todd of Birmingham.
MONTGOMERY — When Rep. Koven Brown’s sister was dying of cancer, she tried the legal drugs to ease her pain.
“She spent her last days on morphine, which made her hallucinate” before switching to marijuana, said Brown, R-Jacksonville.
Brown had seen that story unfold before. As director of K.L. Brown Funeral Home in Jacksonville, he said he’d seen many families lose their last precious days with terminally ill family members to a haze of pain medications.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Jay Fisher, a state prosecutor from Georgia, will speak before the Alabama House Health Committee on the issue of medical marijuana in Montgomery on Wednesday.
State Rep. Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham, has proposed a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Alabama.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- State Rep. Jim McClendon has some advice for the medical marijuana advocates lobbying for their cause:
The third-term Republican legislator from St. Clair Springs, who chairs the Alabama House Health Committee, has been the target of hundreds of e-mails both before and after he agreed to have a Nov. 14 hearing on the issue of medicinal pot.
Health Committee Chairman Unwilling To Read Citizen Emails
Ah, representative democracy. When citizens have concerns, they contact their elected representatives, right? Right?? One Alabama legislator apparently could use a basic civics lesson; it seems Republican Rep. Jim McClendon has forgotten for whom he works. On Thursday morning, he sent an email message to constituents, colleagues and newspapers statewide accusing medical marijuana lobbyists of "harassment."