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.
“This study found no evidence between 1991 and 2015 of increases in adolescents reporting past 30-day marijuana use or heavy marijuana use associated with state MML [medical marijuana law] enactment or operational MML dispensaries.”