By Mary Sell, Alabama Every day News

MONTGOMERY — Supporters of legislation to regulate the use of marijuana to treat dozens of healthcare situations say it is time for Alabama to join the developing quantity of states that currently permit it.

“There are so several motives to (permit sufferers access to healthcare marijuana), but we cannot till we have a regulatory physique to do it,” mentioned Rep. Mike Ball, R-Madison, who filed Residence Bill 243 when the Residence returned for its Typical Session final week.

The bill would establish the Alabama Healthcare Cannabis Commission to administer a patient registry technique for men and women with qualifying situations and situation them healthcare cannabis cards. The bill lists about 30 qualifying situations, such as addiction, cancer, autism, epilepsy, terminal situations and finish-of-life care. Beneath the bill’s provisions, the commission could add more…