The Alabama Legislature on Friday approved a bill that could provide a pathway to bringing medical marijuana to the state.
The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Tim Melson, R-Florence, passed the House 80 to 19 earlier on Friday. The Senate concurred in amendments 27 to 2. It goes to Gov. Kay Ivey.
“People realize we need to quit thinking everything’s wrong because it was taboo in the past,” Melson said after the Senate gave its final approval on Friday. “It doesn’t mean we don’t need to be looking for the good in it.”