Alabama Senate passes medical marijuana bill
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Senate passed a bill Thursday morning that would allow the use of medical marijuana in the state.
Multiple media outlets reported the vote passed 17-6.
It now moves to the House.
The passage of the bill comes a day after its sponsor, Republican Sen. Tim Melson of Florence, delayed a vote on the bill after a threat of a filibuster.
Melson’s bill would set up a state oversight commission and process for prescribing marijuana for people with certain medical conditions.