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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission vows to help law enforcement track products from 'seed to sale'

While questions remain among some law enforcement agencies regarding policing procedures, AMCC External Affairs Director Brittany Peters said the commission plans to have systems in place so it, as well as law enforcement, can track the entire medical marijuana process, from “seed to sale.”

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State Rep. Chip Brown urges ‘yes’ vote on Aniah’s Law amendment — ‘It will save lives’

State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Mobile) is encouraging voters ahead of the midterm elections to vote “yes” on Amendment No. 1 regarding Aniah’s law.

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Conflicts between state, federal drug laws cause confusion over medical marijuana in Alabama

A tension between state and federal laws concerning medical marijuana has led to confusion among lawmakers and enforcers over how the new Alabama law will work on a practical, day-to-day basis.

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'We’ll take the House back': Tuberville predicts Republicans win big in midterm election

The midterm election is two weeks away, and polls are still showing some races may be too close for comfort no matter which side of the political aisle you’re on.

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Alabama coaching legend Gene Stallings: 'We don’t expect men to be men now'

Coach Gene Stallings called into the 1819 News podcast Wednesday for a wide-ranging conversation about his career and the current state of football culture.

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Biden signs Tuberville bill to increase life insurance for military service members to $500,000

On Monday, President Joe Biden signed into law a bill sponsored by U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) that increases service members’ life insurance coverage.

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Former Ivey staff attorney pleads guilty to child porn possession

A Birmingham attorney who once served as staff counsel for Gov. Kay Ivey's office pled guilty Tuesday to possession of child pornography.

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Jefferson County Sheriff hopeful Jared Hudson: Rising crime due to bad leadership, politics

Former Navy Seal Jared Hudson is running for sheriff of Jefferson County — which contains some of the state’s most crime-ridden cities — and he believes the rising trend can be reversed with the right leadership.

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Medical Cannabis Commission director McMillan: Over 566 medical cannabis requests received; Applications to go out next week

Director of Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission John McMillan said applications for licenses will be going out October 24 along with guidelines on what the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) is looking for.

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Mo Brooks calls Trump fundraising a 'scam'; Promotes ‘truth in campaign soliciting’

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks called out former President Donald Trump on Monday, accusing him of scamming donors in a fundraising scheme all too common in politics.

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'The issue is crime, not race': Tuberville responds to criticism over rally remarks

U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville broke his silence regarding the controversy surrounding comments he made at a Trump-backed political rally in Nevada.

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State Sen. Elliott calls Ivey's West Alabama Corridor Project 'nonsense'; Says better to invest in growing areas

Dividing up government funds and resources can be a challenge, but State Senator Christ Elliott (R-Josephine) believes investing in areas that are growing instead of shrinking would be a good start.

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Huntsville takes 'cautious' first step in introducing ordinance for medical cannabis dispensaries

The Huntsville City Council introduced an ordinance Thursday evening to allow medical cannabis dispensaries to operate within the city limits.

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Huntsville City Council passes resolution to clarify stance on abortion law

The Huntsville City Council approved a resolution Thursday to deprioritze investigating pregnancy outcomes in light of Alabama’s newly authorized abortion law.

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Huntsville considers zoning options in 'measured' approach toward allowing medical marijuana dispensaries

Like several other cities in Alabama, Huntsville is looking into allowing medical cannabis dispensaries, but not without first carefully considering zoning options.

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U.S. Rep. Carl warns of Chinese threats with farmland purchases, fentanyl – 'We cannot allow our food chain to be bought up by foreign countries'

Whether it’s buying up U.S. land or poisoning its citizens with deadly fentanyl, the threat China poses to America is hard to ignore. That’s why U.S. Rep Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) recently signed onto a bill that aims to push back against foreign influence.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin blames city's flooding issues on climate change, racism

Flash flooding can be a big problem for metropolitan areas with poor drainage, but mayor Randall Woodfin believes climate change and systemic racism have made it a much worse issue for the city of Birmingham.

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Report: Fewer than 50% of education students pass PRAXIS test on first try in Alabama

With Alabama continually ranking low in education, a recent report by the Alabama Commission on the Evaluation of Services shows the problem may stem from how public universities prepare future teachers for the classroom.

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Pro-abortion rally held in Huntsville as city leader touts effort to flout state ban

A group of pro-abortion demonstrators gathered in Huntsville on Saturday to join in the “Women’s Wave” day of events taking place in cities around the country to protest abortion restrictions ahead of the midterm elections.

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State Sen. Orr: ABC board giving landlords 'sweetheart' leasing deals; Says board member once offered him deal

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) has been fighting to get the state out of retail alcohol sales, but he said he'd faced stiff opposition from the landlords who lease their properties to the ABC board.

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AG Steve Marshall: Using race to redraw district maps 'unconstitutional'

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case over Alabama's recent redrawing of its congressional districts. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has been arguing for the state to keep its new map based on 2020 census data, while the plaintiffs say it violates the Voting Rights Act and should be invalid due to racial gerrymandering.

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Gas prices climb in Alabama as demand increases globally

Gas prices are on the rise again in Alabama and across the country after having been steadily declining from record summer highs.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin's tweet touting falling gas prices did not age well

Democratic mayor of Birmingham Randall Woodfin recently attempted to call out those blaming Joe Biden for rising gas prices, and it didn’t take long to backfire.

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U.S. Rep. Brooks calls out Alabama delegation — Says 'Americans get what they vote for' as national debt breaks $31 trillion

While some may blame inflation or increased government spending for the ballooning debt, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) said the responsibility ultimately falls to voters.

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Birmingham considers allowing medical cannabis dispensaries; Aims to promote health care, inclusivity

The Birmingham City Council introduced an ordinance Tuesday to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate within the city limits.

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Gadsden man arrested in multi-million dollar health care fraud conspiracy connected to Huntsville business

Two men from north Alabama are facing federal charges related to medical kickback and health care fraud conspiracies.

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Former Citronelle police chief indicted for using excessive force, misleading investigators

Former Citronelle Police Department Chief John Tyler Norris was recently indicted by a grand jury in the Southern District of Alabama for allegedly using excessive force and lying to investigators.

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