Alabama State Representative K.L. Brown is sponsoring a bill to legalize medical marijuana, The Anniston Star reports. Brown expects to file the bill in November and has already met with state health department officials to discuss their role in providing and dispensing medical marijuana. Brown emphasized that his bill is in no way part of a larger effort to decriminalize marijuana. Currently, 16 states allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for medical purposes.

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