If passed, the bill would create a framework to allow qualified patients to access medical cannabis on a regular basis, as well as regulate the process of licensing growers to cultivate, produce, distribute, transport, sell and acquire marijuana for medical use and scientific research.
At one time she was against the idea, but after research, she says she believes it will also help in the fight against opioid abuse.
That new law established the Alabama Medical Cannabis Study Commission which recently proposed recommendations for a new state agency to regulate medical cannabis in Alabama.
“I was totally against it myself when it was brought up in Tennessee two years ago,” said Bowling. “This is desperately needed in Tennessee, It is desperately needed by patients, and doctors need an alternative from opioids, opioids, opioids.”