Comprehensive medical marijuana legislation was filed in the Alabama state Senate last Thursday, and will be followed by a companion bill in the House.
SB 326, the Alabama Medical Marijuana Patient Safe Access Act, was filed by Senator Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro). With its legislative counterpart in the house, set to be filed by Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham), the two bills would create the most extensive medical marijuana program in the South.
Under the proposed the legislation, patients who suffer from any of the 25 conditions listed in the bill would be allowed to buy up to 10 ounces of marijuana each month, depending on the severity of the condition.
In addition, people suffering from any chronic or persistent condition that “substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct one or more major life activities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act” or that could cause serious harm if not alleviated would also qualify for MMJ access under the law.
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