Birmingham, AL (WBRC)-
Marijuana for medicinal purposes is legal in more than a dozen states.
Now, there's an effort underway in Alabama to make it legal there, too.
And a handful of folks turned out for a pro-legalization rally in Birmingham Monday in support of that effort. Resident Douglas Ragland wasn't among them.
He's against it.
But State Representative Pat Todd is for it because she says it can help ease a patient's pain
"You're going through cancer treatment or your have seizures or MS or anything like that, there's proven medical benefit from the use of marijuana" said Todd.
"I just don't believe in drugs being legalized period. And, so, even if it's for medical purposes, I still just have a moral issue with that" Ragland said.
Marijuana for medicinal use is legal in 18 states and the District of Columbia.
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