Medical cannabis bill passes in senate committee in Alabama

A proposal allowing marijuana that is medical Alabama was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning.

Senate Bill 46, called the Compassion Act, was proposed by Republican State Sen. Tim Melson of Florence. It passed by a vote of 8-3. The bill will now go to the floor that is senate

The proposition requires establishing an 11-member Alabama healthcare Cannabis Commission to license growers, oversee cultivation, implement regulations and oversee dispensing of medical cannabis to clients whom be eligible for a medical cannabis card.

Melson’s bill won approval by the senate year that is last died when the legislature shut down early due to COVID-19.

This year’s bill is the same, along with amendments added on the Senate floor year.Marijuana“It’s that is last encouraging to see lawmakers progress that is making legalizing medical marijuana in Alabama,” Karen O’Keefe, state policies director for the Marijuana Policy Project, told

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Moment, which is tracking the bill. “It is morally wrong to continue to treat Alabamians who suffer from serious conditions that are medical crooks for making use of a substance that has become appropriate in 36 states. But, we urge lawmakers to revise the conditions of this bill that creates significant obstacles for clients and their physicians* that are.”(

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