Governor Doctor Bentley is not feeling you on medicinal marijuana BUT….

Let’s not act surprised by this

After speaking Wednesday to a joint meeting of the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs in Birmingham, the governor said that he is against legalizing marijuana either for recreational or medicinal purposes.

The recreation pot is a no-brainer in Alabama.

The medicinal pot part is a little more complicated, we all know that this is really just a backdoor to legalization. Sure, there are some medicinal purposes for marijuana BUT those who want it can get it and the “recreational pot user are getting locked up stuff is a myth, the drug acts as a sentence enhancer or a probation violation.

Personally, I don’t care… Legalize it or don’t, medical or not.  You wouldn’t see me voted for it as a State Senator or State Representative.

Bentley did leave an interesting door open here for some…

“I do believe there are medications out there that will do the same thing,” Bentley said. “Now if someone wants to use the medicine that is in marijuana, go through the testing when you do that through the FDA, go through all of that — that’s fine. I have no problem with that.”

Does that mean, Rep. Mike Ball’s cannabidiol bill will get a green light?

A marijuana-derived substance believed to help control seizures in children would become legal in Alabama under a bill expected to be introduced this afternoon.

Sponsored by state Rep. Mike Ball, R-Madison, the bill would allow parents of children with certain neurological and epileptic disorders to possess CBD, or cannabidiol – an oil that comes from marijuana but does not produce any intoxicating effects.

“You can’t get high on it, and it has no street value,” Ball, a former state trooper, told AL.com Friday. “Once the public understands what this is – and we’re making progress on that – I think we’ll be in pretty good shape.”

I am skeptical that it will even get to Bentley, I spoke to a State Representative yesterday who represents a dry county and he said he couldn’t see himself voting YES on that because his constituents are against it.

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3 Responses

  1. Dale…this keeps going around in a circle. Governor Bentley wants studies at uab about cbd oil. You must have Schedule 1 doctors to do the tests or prescribe the cbd. There are no Schedule 1 doctors in
    Alabama because marijuana is ILLEGAL. Then it starts all over again. Studies can only be done in a state where some form of marijuana or possession of it is legal in order to obtain it for a schedule 1 doctor to do studies.
    thanks!!

  2. I honestly, truly believe if we could speak to the reps that are against it we could educate them. I understand dry counties because liquor is intoxicating. Cannibidiol is NOT intoxicating. I think the biggest problem we are having with this is the connection to the word marijuana. It is really hard for some people to understand that NOT ALL parts of marijuana are intoxicating. My biggest question is ‘if you have a substance that is known to end seizures but has no intoxicating effects, what makes it illegal?” What makes this different from any other natural substance that is sold daily in health food stores? Some may argue that we don’t know the long-term effects on patients. We now have had to use valium and Ativan on a baby and we DO know the long-term effects with that and they are not pretty. I would much rather take my chances on cbd oil.

  3. Let the people speek?? The people speek but no one lissions,,, why cant we the People Vote because thay dont wont to hear it. Well we dont all share the same. Tell me one thing?? How can it be right in one place and wrong in another??. Even the President of the United States says he dont think it more dangerous then Alcohol. This man is Commander, Chief, the main person.. our system is broke. To many young lives destroyed because of the system. Its the lower class, the unfortunate that has it the hardest. People with money can afford good legal help. The poor thay take what thay can get. Most of the time,,Jail… so sad.. Sure glad i was born poor..
    God even said he gave us the herbs.. thats all Herbs.. there is a purpose for that plant.. if its legalized every collage and university can study this plant. Maybe,, just maybe it can help people like Myself that has cancer… Cancer sucks… im about 7 years in to it.. Marijuana keep me eating. Keeps me strong. Beleave it or not..
    Its coming,,, the legalization of Marijuana. It cant be stoped.. way to much info and the is ture,,,..

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