Hostility against medical marijuana legislation is declining in the state of Alabama, leading some to believe that a new, more comprehensive bill has a better chance of passing this year than ever before.
Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro, is sponsoring this year’s legislation, drafted by the Ron Crumpton-led Alabama Safe Access Project. It’s the first time such a bill will be considered by the Senate.
Legislation sponsored by Rep. Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham, failed to even pass in committee through the House of Representatives in previous years.
A public hearing on Senate Bill 326 — Medical Marijuana Patient Safe Access Act — is set for Wednesday at 1 p.m. during the Senate Judiciary Committee in room 325.