Pubdate: Thu, 02 Apr 2009
Source: Crimson White, The (Edu, Univ of Alabama)
Copyright: 2009 The Crimson White.
Author: Drew Taylor
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


The Michael Phillips Compassionate Care Act, legislation that would
allow the legalization of medicinal marijuana to people with
debilitating medical conditions, will be carried over to next
Wednesday's Judiciary Committee in the Alabama Legislature due to 
Rep. Patricia Todd, D-Jefferson, the primary sponsor of the bill,
being sick Wednesday morning and unable to present the legislation
before the committee.

Wednesday was the initial day to present the bill to the committee.
Todd was unavailable for comment at press time.

According to the Alabama Legislature clerk, it is possible to ask
someone else from the committee to present the legislation, given
that the sponsor is unable to do so.

If the legislation passes the Judiciary Committee, the bill will then
be passed on to the Rules Committee. If passed here, the bill will
ultimately reach the House floor, where it will come down to a final

The agenda for next week's committee will be finalized Friday.
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