Senate District 11: Medical marijuana advocate to seek Democratic nomination

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A medical marijuana advocate plans to seek the Democratic nomination for Senate District 11, saying he wants to fight for a host of issues in the upper chamber, including improving education and allowing limited legalized gambling in the state. Ron Crumpton, the executive director of the Alabama Patients’ Rights Coalition, said in a phone interview [...]

Medical marijuana bills, Rep. Patricia Todd win ‘Shroud Award’

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The House of Representatives’ annual award for the “deadest” legislation of the session went to three bills sponsored by Rep. Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham, that would have legalized medical marijuana. “These joint proposals authorized the medical use of marijuana, and legalized marijuana for personal use,” said the resolution, read by House Public Information Officer Clay Redden. [...]

Do not expect medical marijuana in Alabama

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Some other states have approved medical marijuana, and even the recreational use of marijuana, but do not expect Alabama to legalize the use of marijuana for any purpose any time soon. Supporters of medical marijuana had their opportunity to advocate for the benefits for legalization on Wednesday after pushing for months for a hearing before [...]