Representative Patricia Todd has sent Five New Marijuana Related Bills to Legislative Reference Service.
The Alabama Medical Marijuana Affirmative Defense Act: This bill establishes medical necessity as an affirmative defense in a prosecution for the use and possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.
The Alabama Medical Exemption Act: This bill establishes a medical exemption to Alabama’s current laws for personal use and possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia for patients under the direction of physician.
The Alabama Marijuana Decriminalization Act: the purpose of this act is to remove the criminal penalties for the possession of up to one (1) ounce of Marijuana.
The Alabama Marijuana and Hemp Reform Act of 2013: In the interest of the efficient use of law enforcement resources, enhancing revenue for public purposes, and individual freedom, the people of the state of Alabama find and declare that the use of marijuana should be legal for persons twenty-one years of age or older and taxed in a manner similar to alcohol.