June 19, 2021

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Gov. Kay Ivey signs Alabama healthcare marijuana legislation into regulation

Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday signed laws generating an Alabama medical cannabis plan, ending a 3-12 months struggle and reflecting a notable transformation on the problem in a conservative state. 

The governor signed the bill Monday afternoon, 11 times following the Legislature handed the law.

“On the point out stage, we have had a study group that has seemed intently at this situation, and I am intrigued in the possible very good clinical cannabis can have for those people with long-term ailments or what it can do to strengthen the high quality of life of these in their remaining times,” Ivey stated in a assertion.

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Rep. Mike Ball, left, and Sen. Tim Melson talk after the medical Cannabis bill passed in the house chamber at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday May 6, 2021.

The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Tim Melson, R-Florence, would allow for the use of health-related cannabis for about 15 distinct problems, including cancer, motor neuron sickness, despair, and sickle-mobile anemia. Men and women trying to get medical cannabis would want a suggestion from a medical doctor to use marijuana, indicating that conventional therapies have not labored. The affected individual would also have to register with the condition and get a unique professional medical cannabis card, costing no more than $65.