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Alabama House delays vote on medical marijuana bill

A bill to allow the treatment of epileptic seizures with a marijuana derivative has turned into a $1 million medical study that will supply the product to Alabama families.
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A bill to allow the treatment of epileptic seizures with a marijuana derivative has turned into a $1 million medical study that will supply the product to Alabama families.

 

Voting on a medical marijuana bill will have to wait in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Lawmakers debated the proposal for more than six hours on Tuesday until midnight. There are two days left in the legislative session when it could be reintroduced to the floor.

The debate included those who opposed medical marijuana and those who changed their minds after witnessing illnesses of family members.

The bill would allow people with qualifying medical conditions to purchase marijuana with a recommendation from a doctor. 

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