Medical marijuana bill may not be dead

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 29, 2015

After receiving dozens of emails and phone calls from medical marijuana proponents, a key Alabama senator says the bill isn’t necessarily dead.

Sen. Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hill, said he hasn’t changed his viewpoint. He is still against medical marijuana legislation, but on Tuesday he said he would poll members of the rules committee.

The chairman of the rules committee told last week that medical marijuana legislation was dead; he wouldn’t allow it to be discussed on the Senate floor.

Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Montrose, said medical marijuana legislation is too broad to be debated on the Senate floor this year.