House Bill 1535 allows physicians to recommend medical cannabis to patients with PTSD and all forms of cancer. The measure also raise the cap on THC from 0.5 to one percent.
The measure now heads to the desk of Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards.
Medical cannabis expansion legislation is on its way to the governor’s desk, and other updates from the 2021 legislative session.
The new law will take effect once regulations are established, in which regulators have until March 1, 2022.
“This measure is an important first step for Alabamans.”
House lawmakers approved two bills so far, with a third anticipated later this week.
“Whether or not one supports marijuana legalization, Americans should be outraged at these overtly undemocratic tactics, and the Court should reject them.”
Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has signed House Bill 1862 into law, which provides employment protections for state-registered medical cannabis patients.