Medicinal marijuana advocates rally at Vestavia Hills City hall

If you drove along Highway 31 this afternoon in Vestavia Hills, you might have seen a crowd gathered in front of City Hall.

Members of the Alabama Safe Access Project held a rally around 1 p.m. on Saturday in support of Senate Bill 326.

That bill would legalize medical marijuana in the state of Alabama.

The legislation would allow patients who suffer from 25 specific conditions to use a limited amount of marijuana, a maximum of 10 ounces per month.

Supporters want to see the bill make it to the Senate floor for debate before the end of the regular legislative session.

"It's time to see if we can do it right. I don't know that it's been done right in any state that's passed legislation like this,” said Christopher Butts of the Alabama Medical Marijuana Coalition.

“But it's time for our legislators in Montgomery to help us craft something...

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