MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA/AP) - The Alabama Senate approved a medical marijuana bill with a 22-11 vote Thursday.
Advocates hope to make headway after years of setbacks.
The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Tim Melson would allow people with a doctor’s recommendation to use medical marijuana for more than a dozen conditions - including cancer, anxiety and chronic pain - and purchase cannabis products at one of 34 licensed dispensaries. Melson said he was optimistic about the bill’s chances.
It will now go to the House.