Category Archives: Alabama

Alabama Study Commission Votes To Recommend Medical Cannabis Legislation

An Alabama commission tasked with studying medical cannabis has voted to recommend legalization. On Friday, the commission voted 12-6 in favor of legislation that would legalize and regulate medical cannabis in Alabama. Now, Republican Sen. Tim Melson, who chaired the commission, says the next move is to bring a draft of the bill reviewed by […]

Alabama Commission Discusses Draft Of Medical Marijuana Bill

For the last three months, the commission appointed to determine whether medical marijuana is right for Alabama has held public hearings and heard testimony. Now, the panel might have something to show for it: actual legislation. Tim Melson, a Republican state senator who serves as chair of the Alabama Medical Marijuana Study Commission, said last […]

Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission Member Says Marijuana Isn’t Medicine

Stephen Taylor, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and addiction psychiatrist who sits on the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission, said at a meeting Monday that pot is not medicine. “If it hasn’t been validated as a medicine, we shouldn’t be calling it medical marijuana or medical cannabis,” Taylor said, as quoted by “And the idea […]

Alabama Commission Considers Medical Marijuana Proposal

A 15-person panel in Alabama convened for the first time Tuesday to consider whether medical marijuana is right for the state. The panel, known as the Medical Cannabis Study Commission, was born out of a bill to legalize medical cannabis that was introduced in the Alabama state legislature earlier this year. As lawmakers called for […]

[Updated] Synthetic Weed Found in Alabama Prison Lands K9 in Hospital

Update: The K9, named Jake, died over the weekend, according to local media. Original Story: A prison K9 in Alabama required CPR after a contraband raid last week exposed the animal to synthetic marijuana. The dog, named Jake, assisted a search conducted last Thursday at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County, Alabama. As the search […]

Governor of Alabama Has Only Hours to Take Action on Medical Marijuana Bill

The governor of Alabama has to make a decision today about whether to sign into effect Senate Bill 236, a medical marijuana measure that has been weakened from its original version. In its final form, the legislation would extend access to cannabis oil for kids who experience seizures and create a commission to study medical […]

One Million Dollars Worth of Marijuana, Cocaine Washes Up on Alabama Beach

They weren’t treasure chests filled with gold bullion. But a pair of packages that washed up on an Alabama beach are worth at least as much. Police say the barnacle-covered bundles beach-goers discovered contained 86 pounds of cocaine and 21 pounds of marijuana. Law enforcement says the cannabis and cocaine have a combined street value […]