Alabama 'We aren't deterred'

Alabama medical marijuana advocates are set to hold a protest rally in the home district of state Sen. Jabo Waggoner on Saturday.

Medical marijuana legislation (Senate Bill 326) received approval in a Senate committee last week, but Republican lawmakers are hesitant to put Sen. Bobby Singleton's bill on the calendar to even be discussed on the Senate floor.

Waggoner, chairman of the Senate rules committee, told that Alabama isn't ready to allow medical marijuana usage, but he would poll members of the committee about putting it on the calendar.

"We aren't deterred," Ron Crumpton, the leader of The Alabama Safe Access Project (ASAP), wrote on his website. He also wrote Singleton's bill.

The board legislation would allow patients with 25-specific conditions to purchase as much as 10 ounces of marijuana a month. A limited number of dispensaries would be allowed.

The Alabama Safe Access Project (ASAP) and Alabama Medical...

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