Efforts to legalize medical marijuana gain traction in the Deep South

  • Article by: CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 9, 2014 - 5:08 PM

ATLANTA — Medical marijuana has been a non-starter in recent years in the Deep South, where many Republican lawmakers feared it could lead to widespread drug use and social ills. That now appears to be changing, with proposals to allow a form of medical marijuana gaining momentum in a handful of Southern states.

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westcentralwFeb. 9, 14 7:18 PM

"The public is starting to understand what this is," said Ball, who chairs a powerful House committee and is a prominent voice on law enforcement issues=======No. Lawmakers are finally starting to realize there is massive support behind this and has been for a long time. They would be smart to jump on the bandwagon, otherwise they will loose support of the voters.

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