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Alabama Falls Short On Reform, But Approves Medical Studies
Even though Alabama made ground on their decriminalization and medical marijuana, the legislation put a hold on the 2019 session without passing either of the reforms.
With the Alabama Senate passing a comprehensive bill on medical marijuana (SB-236), the House decided to modify it, creating a study on the issue instead. The study law was signed by Governor Kay Ivey. The commission made up of 15 members must report back with a draft legislation and recommendations by the first of December 2019.
Furthermore, Alabamas Senate Committee approved a decriminalization bill (SB-98) that would reduce penalties for possessing up to an ounce of marijuana, and issue fines up to $250. Unfortunately the committee voted down, and the Senate did not pass the bill.
Stay tuned for more information later this year!