Alabama received’t change into the most recent state to legalize medical cannabis this 12 months, but it surely took a possible step ahead for 2020.
Gov. Kay Ivey signed into legislation a invoice that may arrange a medical marijuana fee to check the problem after which make suggestions to the Alabama Legislature subsequent 12 months on implement a medical cannabis program, Montgomery TV station WSFA reported.
The invoice was a results of a compromise between state lawmakers within the waning hours of the 2019 legislative session, after an try at MMJ legalization handed the state Senate however then hit a wall in a Home committee.
The brand new fee can have 15 members, together with docs and different appointees from the governor, state lawmakers and the Alabama lawyer basic.
Draft laws and MMJ coverage suggestions are because of the Legislature by Dec. 1.