Alabama medical marijuana bill takes a turn

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A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Alabama is taking a major turn in the legislature. The House Health committee heard from the public on the bill.

The new bill doesn’t legalize medical marijuana. Instead, it would create a commission to form regulators and recommend future legislation on the issue. 

“The bill is being presented and limited to medical use. This has been the stepping stone to decriminalizing and legalizing for recreational use for every state that has gone into this direction,” Becky Gerritson said.    

“Some of these arguments today, just really don’t make sense and they are just grasping for straws to find a way because it’s the devil’s weed and they just don’t want it,” Sen. Tim Melson (R) Florence said. 

The committee is expected to vote on the bill Wednesday.
 

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