Alabama House passes bill on medical marijuana


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House passed the Medical marijuana bill on Thursday. The bill passed with a 68-34 vote with one abstention.

The bill now heads back to the senate for concurrence or send to conference committee.

The Alabama House of Representatives resumes debate on medical marijuana legislation Thursday morning.

The second day of debate came after Republican opponents used a filibuster to delay a vote on Tuesday.

The bill would allow people with a qualifying medical condition to purchase marijuana after getting a recommendation from a doctor.

More than a dozen conditions, including cancer, a terminal illness, depression, epilepsy, panic disorder and chronic pain would allow a person to qualify.

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