BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – There are currently 16 states allowing the use of medical marijuana. And since the Tuesday elections, there’s even one allowing recreational use of the drug. The question is, “could Alabama be next?”
Currently, there is a bill circulating through the state house that would legalize the drug for it’s medicinal properties. Ben Crumpton, executive director of the Alabama Medical Marijuana Coalition, says there are at least 24 illnesses that marijuana can be used to treat. Glaucoma, cancer and HIV/AIDS are just a few.