House Committee Votes No on Medical Marijuana Bill

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By Alabama News Network

An Alabama House committee has defeated a bill that would have legalized the sale of medical marijuana.

 

The committee voted 12-2 against the bill by Democratic Rep, Patricia Todd of Birmingham.

 

Todd told committee members that marijuana can ease the pain of people suffering from cancer or other diseases. She said the image of someone toking on a joint is not always accurate with medical marijuana which is often taken in pill form or in food. To illustrate the different ways to take marijuana, Todd brought committee members brownies, but assured them they contained no marijuana.

 

Committee members had little to say before voting to kill the bill. Todd said marijuana is safer than other pain reducing drugs like morphine.

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ANONYMOUS said on Wednesday, Feb 6 at 7:05 PM

I think that alabama is way behind on this that is why everyone under 40 is moving out of the bible belt buckle.....18 states I said 18 states are legally selling medical marijuana and 2 states legalized marijuana period.We need to realize not only would this help people with cancer,anxiety,loss of appetite,insomnia,chronic pain etc.....It would help bring in a mass amount of income into this state more jobs would be available with this legalization and most importantly you would have less arrests for the selling of marijuana.....LEGALIZE IT!!!!!

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