Alabama Medical Marijuana News

Alabama: Lawmakers In 11 States Approve Low-THC Medical Marijuana Bills

The Denver Post

June 30th, 2014
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.

Alabama: Restrictive Medical Marijuana Laws - A Smokescreen Or Step Forward?

Mint Press News

May 27th, 2014
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.

Alabama: Advocates Launch Votemedicalmarijuana.Org To Track Voting Records For Individual Members Of Congress

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 ...

Alabama: Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Measure

Reuters

March 20th, 2014
(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.

Alabama: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

March 12th, 2014
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:

Alabama: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

January 15th, 2014
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:

Alabama: Ala. House Panel Votes 'No' On Medical Marijuana

San Francisco Chronicle

February 6th, 2013

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.

Alabama: Alabama To Consider Medical Marijuana Bill

Clarion Ledger

January 30th, 2013
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.

Alabama: Rep. K. L. Brown Urges Consideration Of Legal Medical Marijuana In Alabama

Anniston Star

November 15th, 2012

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.

Alabama: On Eve Of Medical Marijuana Hearing In Alabama, Prosecutor Gives 5 Myths

Al.com

November 13th, 2012

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.

Alabama: Medical Marijuana Advocates Blast Alabama Lawmaker In Email Battle

The Birmingham News

October 26th, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- State Rep. Jim McClendon has some advice for the medical marijuana advocates lobbying for their cause:

Mellow out.

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.

Alabama: Legislator Accuses Medical Marijuana Group Of 'Harassment'

Toke of the Town

October 25th, 2012

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."