Medical Cannabis Study Commission holds first meeting

The Medical Cannabis Study Commission held its first meeting Tuesday. The commission was created as a compromise after a bill to allow medical marijuana stalled in the Alabama legislature.

Is Alabama one step closer to legalizing medical marijuana? At the statehouse lawmakers, doctors, district attorneys and other members of the Medical Cannabis Study Commission met for the first time.

Tuesday was the culmination of a process several years in the making. Cannabidiol and medical marijuana bills have been brought to the legislature and not passed several times over the years.

During the 2019 legislative session, two medical marijuana bills were presented in Montgomery. Republican Representative Mike Ball (R – Madison County) sponsored a bill that would allow certain people to use medical marijuana.

“I don’t think the public would know that much other than people who have these cards,” Rep. Mike Ball said.

It would also extend Carly’s Law, which authorized a University of Alabama

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