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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission to start negotiations with legal challengers

BY: - September 7, 2023

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) will meet with prospective producers and distributors next week to attempt to resolve litigation over the state’s licensing process. A Montgomery County Circuit Judge Wednesday extended a temporary restraining order to allow the negotiations to go forward.  The AMCC faces several lawsuits over the licensing process. The lawsuits allege […]

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Federal judge sets deadline for briefs in Alabama abortion lawsuit

BY: - September 6, 2023

A federal judge Tuesday set a Sept. 28 deadline for healthcare providers to respond toAlabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s motion to dismiss their lawsuit seeking to stop Marshall from prosecuting those who help people obtain out-of-state abortion care. The lawsuit, filed on July 31 by former abortion providers in the state, cited comments made by […]

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Alabama’s medical cannabis program delayed again over open meetings lawsuit

BY: - August 17, 2023

A Montgomery County Circuit Judge Thursday put a hold on Alabama’s medical cannabis program amid a lawsuit alleging the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) violated the state’s Open Meetings Act at its most recent meeting. The stay, issued by Judge James Anderson, followed a heated hearing where an attorney for the AMCC suggested the commission […]

Dr. Scott Harris, state health office for the Alabama Department of Public Health, presented a report on the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Feb. 16, 2023 in Montgomery.

Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris receives 7% raise

BY: - August 17, 2023

The state committee board members of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) voted unanimously Thursday to give State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris a 7% raise, effective in October.  Harris makes about $307,000 a year, according to state data. The raise, amounting to about a $20,000 yearly salary increase, includes a 5% performance-based increase […]

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Parental rights bill stalls in Alabama House

BY: - May 3, 2023

The Alabama House Tuesday delayed consideration of a bill on parents’ rights amid concerns from Democrats about what the bill aimed to do. HB 6, sponsored by Rep. Kenneth Paschal, R-Pelham, says that Alabama government “may not burden the fundamental right of a parent to direct the upbringing, education, care, and custody of his or […]