420 with CNW — Alabama Governor Appends Signature to Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill

May 21, 2021 15:25:43

Medical marijuana patients in the state of Alabama have something to be happy about after Governor Kay Ivey signed a medical cannabis bill that was sent to her desk last month after gaining the Legislature’s approval. The bill, which had cleared two House Committees before heading to the Senate for its final approval, was sponsored by Senator Tim Nelson. On top of allowing patients with qualifying conditions to access medical marijuana, the bill would also establish a commission to oversee licensing and implement the regulations for the state’s medical cannabis program.

When the legislation first hit Ivey’s desk, she said she hoped to sign it after doing a thorough review of its provisions. While she was aware of cannabis’ purported health benefits, she still had some misgivings and didn’t want the situation to get out of control. A spokesperson from her office said that medical marijuana was an emotional and sensitive issue that was dear to many people’s hearts, and the governor…


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