Alabama lawmaker seeks to legalize medicinal marijuana

By Alan Collins – bio | email
Medicinal marijuana is legal in 17 states.
Marijuana for medical purposes is legal in 17 states. Birmingham representative Pat Todd would like to see it legalized in Alabama for those in pain.
“When you are at end of life, going through cancer treatment, or your have seizures or MS there is a proven medical benefit from the use of marijuana,” Pat Todd said.
Under Todd’s bill, the Alabama Public Health Department would issue cards saying a patient had a right to use no more than 10 ounces of marijuana a month for medical reasons.
“If your child was dying of cancer and they were in extreme pain and discomfort, you do everything in your power to eliminate that,” Todd said.
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