Isbell v. State

In Isbell v. State, 428 So. 2d 215, 216 (Ala. Crim. App. 1983) (citing Ala. Code 20-2-23(3)(j) (1975)), the Court of Criminal Appeals of Alabama concluded that the enactment of the Therapeutic Research Act ("TRA") did not conflict with the finding that marijuana had a "'high potential for abuse'" and had "'no accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.'" The Court reasoned that the legislature noted the possibility that marijuana could alleviate side effects of chemotherapy and the effects of glaucoma, but concluded that more research was needed. "While marijuana may be useful in the treatment of some medical conditions it has not achieved accepted medical use or safety in its prescription and application." Id. at 217.