A bill to legalize marijuana for medical purposes in Alabama is back before the State Legislature in 2010.
State Representative Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham, proposed House Bill 207.
Todd's proposal is a 13-page bill that outlines ways marijuana for medical purposes could be used in Alabama.
House Bill 207 aims to make a distinction between medical and non-medical use of marijuana.
It spells out the debilitating medical conditions under which marijuana could be used. Those conditions include Cancer, Glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Arthritis, Cachexia, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Migraine, AIDS, Anorexia, Seizures, Severe Nausea and other symptoms that substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct major life activities.
The proposed bill refers to 12 states the bill's author says allows limited use of marijuana for medical purposes.
Todd's bill has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.
Medical Marijuana bills have been introduced in the State Legislature in the past, including in 2007 and 2008 by State Rep. Laura Hall, D-Huntsville. Those bills all failed.
January 13, 2010
WAFF 48 News
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Medical marijuana bill makes its way to Legislature in Alabama