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 [...]

Appeals court blocks another provision of immigration law, upholds others

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An U.S. appeals court blocked another provision of Alabama’s controversial immigration law on Monday, but state officials argued the core of the law remains intact after other sections were upheld. “The core of Alabama’s immigration law remains that if you live or work in the state, you should do so legally,” Gov. Robert Bentley said [...]

Alabama immigration law expected to reach Senate floor

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After weeks of debate and protest outside the State House, the Alabama Senate is expected to take up changes to the state’s controversial immigration law Wednesday afternoon. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, said he would offer Sen. Billy Beasley, D-Clayton, who sponsored a bill to repeal the law, the chance to bring it up [...]

Alabama immigration law changes approved by committee

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A House committee Tuesday approved an 83-page bill making substantial changes to the state’s immigration law, but not before adding revisions to the legislation and having a debate over the possibility of racial profiling. HB 56, signed by Gov. Robert Bentley last June, makes it a state crime to be an undocumented alien in Alabama, [...]