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Lobbyists issue “call to action” to open up marijuana market [Video]

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Medical Marijuana

In the wake of continued delays to the state cannabis commission’s licensing process, the Alabama Cannabis Coalition asks Kay Ivey to call a special session.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Following months of delays in licensing, re-licensing, and lawsuits connected to the process of licensing medical marijuana businesses in the state of Alabama, one group of lobbyists is asking Governor Kay Ivey to step in.

The Alabama Cannabis Coalition, in a “Call to Action,” asks citizens to email or call the Governor’s office, saying that “a simple amendment to this legislation by the Alabama Legislature would solve most of these lawsuits.”

A new set of licensees to grow, distribute, and/or sell certain strains of medicinal cannabis products was awarded in August by the state-created Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission, after the original 21 awards were rescinded following “scoring discrepancies.” At least two companies who were not chosen in the first round of licenses later filed suit, alleging a “flawed and …

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