Alabama Governor signs medical marijuana bill into law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed medical marijuana legislation as Republican opposition to the issue faded after decades of debate.

Ivey announced she signed the bill Monday.

The program will allow people with a qualifying medical condition to purchase medical marijuana with the recommendation of a doctor.

The approval came eight years after a medical marijuana bill in 2013 won that year’s so-called “Shroud Award” for the “deadest” bill of the year in the House of Representatives.

More than a dozen conditions, including cancer, a terminal illness, depression, epilepsy, panic disorder and chronic pain would allow a person to qualify.

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