Alabama: Decrim and medical cannabis bills on the move!

Mar 10, 2021

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Alabama: Decrim and medical cannabis bills on the move!

Ask your representative to support medical cannabis.

Alabama lags behind almost every state in the nation on cannabis policy. It is one of only 14 states without a medical cannabis law, and one of only 19 that still jails individuals for simple possession. With your help, that could finally change this year!

The Alabama Senate overwhelmingly approved medical cannabis legislation in February, for the third year in a row. Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill to reduce the penalty for cannabis possession to a fine.

Alabama voters overwhelmingly support rolling back cannabis prohibition, but it’s crucial that lawmakers hear from their own constituents. Here are three things you can do to help:

  1. Email your state representative to ask them to support the Compassion Act, to stop criminalizing medical cannabis.
  2. Call your state senator in support of S. 149, to reduce the penalty for simple possession to a fine.
  3. Spread the word. Ask your friends and family to speak out by forwarding this message or posting the action links on social media.

Thanks for supporting sensible and humane cannabis policies!