A senate bill to legalize medical marijuana in Alabama, SB 46, is now heading to the governor’s desk. The bill cleared its final hurdle in the state legislature on Thursday, when it passed out of the state House of Representatives by a vote of 68 to 34. The legislation passed out of the state Senate in February by a vote of 21 to 10. The ball is now in Republican Gov. Kay Ivey’s court. A spokesperson for Ivey said that the governor would review SB 46. “We appreciate the debate from the Legislature on the topic,” the statement from the spokesperson said, as reported by the Montgomery Advertiser. “This is certainly an emotional issue. We are sensitive to that and will give it the diligence it deserves.” The moment has been years in the making for Alabama’s cannabis advocates.
420 Intel – Marijuana Industry News, 05/09/2021 20:00:00