Time is running out as Gov Ivey mulls over signing the bill
Governor Kay Ivey has until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 10th to choose whether to sign Senate Bill 236 into law. The bill seeks to create a commission to study the effects of medical marijuana and renew Carly’s law, which allowed children with seizures to legally use cannabis oil.
It passed the house 80-19 on May 31st but not without heated debate.
Representative Mike Ball says he wants to teach more people about the bill so everyone can form their own opinions. “I would welcome any faith-based discussion on this because this is about healing. The opposition comes from people who practice politics in the name of religion,” said Rep. Ball.
Representative Mike Ball supports the use of marijuana for medical purposes. He led the way for Carly’s law and he knows the difference it can make. “Say if people have this oil for this purpose, they won’t be prosecuted, be in danger of being put in jail,” explained Ball.
He says studies show medical marijuana can help a variety of people and he’ll be shocked if Governor Ivey doesn’t sign the bill.
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