Many Central Alabamians say they support lawmakers push to decriminalize marijuana

A number of efforts are under way in Alabama, pushing to legalize the use of marijuana.

Believe it or not, a lot of people say they are for marijuana legalization in the state. According to the marijuana policy project, a nonprofit in Alabama, our state has some of the harshest marijuana penalties in the country.

Possession of a single joint is punishable, by up to a year in prison. Early this year, Representative Patricia Todd filed House Bill 269, to eliminate criminal penalties for first offense possession of under an ounce of marijuana.

Folks in Alabama said they are hopeful, but they believe the state will be one of the last to change marijuana laws.

"I agree. It needs to be regulated and it seems less harmful than some of the things we do regulate around here. Cigarettes, I'm a smoker and that's the worse thing ever. To sell that...

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