Should marijuana be legalized for medicinal use in Alabama? Our commenters say yes.

By Amber Acker, al.com

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Though many doubt it will pass, our readers voice their supportive thoughts on the legalization of medical marijuana in the state of Alabama.

An Alabama lawmaker says it’s time for this state to enact a law similar to those in place in 16 others that would allow physicians to prescribe marijuana as treatment for certain ailments and protect patients using  medicinal marijuana from prosecution.

K.L. Brown, R-Jacksonville, has filed the bill for consideration in the legislative session beginning next month.

An opinion piece submitted by the leader of a group advocating such use notes that recent UAB research has dispelled some longstanding objections.

Our commenters seem convinced. They say they would like to see the legislation passed, but have their doubts about the bill making it through.

 

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http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2012/01/should_medical_marijuana_be_le.html