Alabama House may slow bill to legalize medical marijuana
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers could make changes to medical marijuana legislation after the bill hit opposition in the House.
House Speaker Mac McCutcheon said last week he expects lawmakers to create a study commission instead of legalizing the use of medical marijuana this session.
The Alabama Senate earlier this month voted 17-6 for a bill that would allow patients with certain medical conditions to purchase medical marijuana with a doctor’s approval.
The House Health Committee has scheduled a Tuesday morning public hearing on the bill.
The National Conference of State Legislatures says more than 30 states have approved some form of medical marijuana programs.