In a few short days, a bill will be introduced which, if passed, will decriminalize marijuana for medicinal purposes in the state of Alabama. The bill is along the same general lines as what has been successfully passed in other states. However, we have to sell the political message differently in Alabama than in a state like California. Toward this end, we call it the Compassionate Use Act locally and have just founded a state organization called AlaCare to assist in the passing of this legislation. Please visit our website ALACARE and vote in our online poll.
If you know people here in Alabama that would be interested in helping lobby, spread the word or testify before the Legislature about medical marijuana please direct them to the website.
Our mission statement reads:
“AlaCare is an informal network of people working together to enable treatment of the chronically ill and injured in Alabama by allowing them legal access to marijuana for medical treatment, as prescribed by a licensed physician.
A list of conditions from which such patients might receive benefit are: cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, chronic pain, persistent muscle spasms, migraine, AIDS/HIV, anorexia, seizures and seizure disorders, severe nausea, and any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that may cause serious harm to the patient's safety or physical or mental health.
AlaCare is committed to the enactment of compassionate use reform legislation or referenda in Alabama. We hold that state government is more responsive than the federal government in meeting the healthcare needs of its citizens - and that patient care is best served by more of a local approach.”