Alabama Medical Marijuana News
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has given the University of Alabama at Birmingham permission to study the use of a marijuana derivative to treat seizures.
Spurred by the stories of epileptic children being treated in Colorado with cannabis oil, lawmakers across the country this year have made a dramatic change in how they talk about marijuana.
What qualifies a state for recognition as one that has legalized medical marijuana? It’s a question that has surfaced in recent months, as some states have passed restrictive medical marijuana bills that specifically outline how patients can consume their medicine, as well as which forms of medical marijuana will be available to patients in that state and which ones will not.
Washington, D.C. -- The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) relaunched its VoteMedicalMarijuana.org website today, an interactive online tool that provides voting statistics and a report card for each Members of Congress. For example, the site provides details on yesterday's vote to allow Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to recommend medical marijuana for their patients. Although the amendment didn't pass, it received more "yes" votes from Congress than any other ...
(Reuters) - A medical marijuana bill unanimously passed both the Alabama House and Senate on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Robert Bentley, who has said he will sign it into law.
Marijuana and epilepsy are in the news, Sanjay Gupta strikes again, and state houses across the country are grappling with medical marijuana and CBD bills. Let's get to it:
Action is really picking up as state legislatures get back into session. Meanwhile, the long battle over regulating medical marijuana in California continues. Let's get to it:
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 - The use of medical marijuana would be legal in alabama under a bill pre-filed in the House. Its sponsor, Democratic Rep. Patricia Todd of Birmingham, said Wednesday that legalizing the drug for medical purposes would help cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and others suffering from severe pain. The bill has failed several times, but Todd says her spirits are buoyed because similar bills have recently passed in other states.
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."