BI’s Article search uses Boolean search capabilities. If you are not familiar with these principles, here are some quick tips.

To search specifically for more than one word, put the search term in quotation marks. For example, “workers compensation”. This will limit your search to that combination of words.

To search for a combination of terms, use quotations and the & symbol. For example, “hurricane” & “loss”.

Login Register Subscribe

Alabama becomes 37th medical marijuana state


Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday signed a medical marijuana bill into law, making it legal for registered patients with a qualifying condition, such as chronic pain, to use medical cannabis as a treatment.

S.B. 46 passed the Senate 20 to 9 and the House 68 to 34 on May 6. Among the more than a dozen qualifying conditions covered by the law are anxiety, cancer, Crohn’s Disease, fibromyalgia and epilepsy.

Gov. Ivey said in a statement that the law was several years in the making and “is certainly a sensitive and emotional issue and something that is continually being studied.”

“On the state level, we have had a study group that has looked closely at this issue, and I am interested in the potential good medical cannabis can have for those with chronic illnesses or what it can do to improve the quality of life of those in their final days,” she said.