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Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Alabama Senate Committee

A medical marijuana bill cleared its first hurdle Wednesday in the Alabama Legislature, giving hope to advocates after years of setbacks. Audience members applauded as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8-1 for the bill, putting it in line for a …

Georgia House Passes Bill Expanding Access to Medical Marijuana

The production and sale of low-potency medical marijuana oil could soon be allowed in Georgia under a bill passed Tuesday by the House. Lawmakers voted 123-40 to clear the measure, two days ahead of a legislative deadline that generally requires …

Kentucky Governor Voices Support for Medical Marijuana as Legislature Weighs Bill

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin spoke about his support for legalizing medical marijuana in highly personal terms on Tuesday, telling a community forum that his teenage nephew died after fighting “a very hard battle with cancer.” Asked about his stance on …

Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana Introduced in Kentucky

Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky touted its potential as a viable alternative to ease the state’s addiction woes from opioid painkillers. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes joined other advocates at a state Capitol event last week to …

West Virginia One Step Closer to Legalizing Medical Marijuana

West Virginia’s House voted Tuesday to legalize doctor-prescribed marijuana to treat certain medical conditions following Senate passage of a similar measure last week. The bills approved 76-24 by the House and 28-6 by the Senate need to be reconciled before …

Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill Headed to Governor

The Alabama legislature on Wednesday voted to decriminalize medicinal marijuana oil possession. In a 95-4 vote in the House of Representatives and a 29-3 vote in the Senate, legislators supported a bill supporters say is a bid to help families …

Georgia Senate Stalls Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana Eligibility

A bill to expand the diseases eligible for medical marijuana in Georgia has stalled in the Senate with just a few days remaining in the legislative session. Republican state Rep. Allen Peake of Macon hoped to pass legislation allowing state-licensed …

Battle Over Legalizing Marijuana Taking Shape in New Jersey

New Jersey’s Democratic-controlled Legislature took a step toward a showdown with Gov. Chris Christie over legalized marijuana on Monday. A state Senate panel convened a hearing on legalizing the drug, and a leading Democratic lawmaker says it’s time to bring …

Florida Supreme Court Cancels Medical Marijuana Amendment Hearing

The Florida Supreme Court has canceled a Dec. 8 hearing it had scheduled to consider a measure to legalize medical marijuana. The court announced the decision on Friday. The move comes a few days after Attorney General Pam Bondi said …

Florida Supreme Court to Decide on Medical Marijuana Amendment

The Florida Supreme Court is going to hold a Dec. 8 hearing on a measure to legalize medical marijuana. The court on Wednesday ordered oral arguments on the proposed amendment. The high court must decide whether or not the amendment …