Kay Ivey (R)


Took Office 2017
Term Expires 2022
NORML Grade: D

2019 Enacted Legislation

Governor Ivey signed legislation, Senate Bill 236, establishing a study commission to make recommendations to the 2020 legislature regarding whether to legalize and regulate medical cannabis access. The group recommended lawmakers establish a tightly-regulated medical marijuana program. (Link)

2019 Vetoed Legislation



In 2017, a representative from the Governor’s office told NORML, “We have no statement on marijuana [nor] has the Governor made any statement on marijuana.” When asked about her stance in 2018 by, the Governor’s office declined to answer. Governor Ivey did not appear to make any prominent public statements about the subject in 2019. (Link)

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