Alabama’s Medical Cannabis Study Commission is voting by email this week whether to recommend legislation to legalize medical marijuana, a sweeping proposal that would regulate the products from cultivation to end user.
The commission’s report will not be the final say but could be a starting point for lawmakers debating the issue early next year.
Alabama would be the 34th state to allow marijuana to be used for medical purposes, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The 18-member panel of doctors, lawyers, and other professionals has reviewed a draft bill on how patients would qualify for medical marijuana and how the products would be cultivated, processed, tested, transported, packaged, advertised, sold, and taxed.
The draft bill would allow the use of medical cannabis to treat pain, seizures, nausea, and other symptoms from about a dozen categories of diseases and disorders.
The list of conditions, which could change, includes agitation associated with dementia; Autism Spectrum Disorder; chemotherapy-induced nausea or vomiting; Crohn’s disease or irritable bowel syndrome; chronic pain, including from fibromyalgia and migraines; epilepsy or a condition causing seizures; HIV-AIDs-related nausea or weight loss; post traumatic stress disorder; sleep disorders; spasticity from diseases such as ALS and multiple sclerosis or from spinal cord injuries; a terminal illness in which the life expectancy is six months or less; and Tourette’s Syndrome. [Read more at AL.com]
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
DESPITE a huge decline in US hemp industry’s footprint the European industry will continue to grow, say the continent’s leading experts. Recent figures from the US show hemp cultivation fell to 107,702 acres in 2022, from 511,442 in 2019. However in Europe hemp’s footprint continues to grow – by over 30% between 2018 and 2021…
By Hilary Bricken, Principal at Harris Bricken In 2024, we may finally see adult use marijuana in Florida. This week, Smart & Safe Florida, a non-profit political organization, filed its ballot initiative, “Adult Personal Use of Marijuana“, with the Division of Elections to legalize adult use marijuana in Florida. Make it Legal Florida already unsuccessfully…
The U.S. market for cannabis is staggering, according to Tilray (TLRY) CEO Irwin Simon — even as it awaits a green light from Congress. “The U.S. is a $100 billion opportunity in cannabis,” Simon told Yahoo Finance Live (video above). “If you look at cannabis today in the U.S., 93% of Americans want medical cannabis…
Curaleaf, one of New York’s medical marijuana operators, has pulled tens of thousands of units of cannabis from dispensary shelves after the company switched to an unauthorized way of labeling potency that led patients to believe the marijuana they purchased was much stronger than usual. Curaleaf began displaying “dry weight” measurements on its products in July without…