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Alabama: Medical Marijuana Safe Access Act Filed In Legislature

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

A bill which would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes has been filed in the Alabama Senate.

The bill, crafted by the Alabama Safe Access Project (ASAP), was filed on Thursday as SB 326 by state Senator Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro), according to ASAP director Ron Crumpton.

The companion bill is set to be filed in the Alabama House on Monday by Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham), according to Crumpton.

"When passed, the Alabama Medical Marijuana Safe Access Act will create a system of safe and regulated access to marijuana for patients who have been diagnosed by a physician as having one of the specific medical conditions outlined in the legislation," Crumpton said.

Medical conditions included in this year’s legislation:

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS – Lou Gehrig’s disease)
Anorexia
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)/ Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
Autism
Bipolar disorder
Cachexia
Cancer
Cerebral palsy
Chronic depression
Chronic pain
Dystonia
Fibromyalgia
Gastrointestinal disorders, including, but not limited to, colitis, Crohn's disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Glaucoma
Lupus
Migraine
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Parkinson’s disease

Alabama: Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Both House, Senate Sponsors

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

For the first time ever, the Alabama Medical Marijuana Safe Access Act will be sponsored in both houses of the Alabama Legislature. The companion bills are expected to be filed in the Alabama Senate and House on Tuesday, March 17.

Senator Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) and Representative John Rogers (D-Birmingham) have agreed to sponsor the bill in the 2015 legislative session, according to Ron Crumpton of the Alabama Safe Access Project (ASAP).

"ASAP would like to thank both Rep. Rogers and Sen. Singleton for their willingness to lead Alabama towards a future where patients receive the best in medical care," Crumpton told Hemp News Wednesday afternoon.

Sen. Singleton, who is sponsoring the bill in the Alabama Senate, is serving his third term. He has a degree in Criminal Justice from Alabama State University and a Juris Doctor from Miles College, and works as a consultant. He is a member of Greenleaf Missionary Baptist Church in Greensboro.

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