Great news! For the first time ever, a medical cannabis bill is headed to the Alabama House floor.
Please send your state representative an email right NOW to ask them to vote “yes” on the Compassion Act.
This morning, the House Health Committee advanced the Compassion Act — SB 46 — to the full House of Representatives in a voice vote. The Senate has already passed SB 46 in 21-8 vote. (However, because the bill was amended in the House, it would have to go back to the Senate again.)
You can find a summary of the bill, which was amended in committee, here. While it’s more restrictive than is ideal, it is a dramatic improvement from the status quo. We’ve also seen states improve restrictive laws once they’re on the books. This is an essential step forward that will improve the lives of thousands of seriously ill Alabamians. So please don’t forget to contact your legislators today. Then, spread the word.
Alabama is one of only 14 states in the country that continues to criminalize the medical use of marijuana. Let’s make this the year that patients finally get the relief they deserve.