Here is a fantastic NORML guide to Alabama's draconian drug laws. Come on people, do we really think we should be putting people away for a mandatory minimum sentence of three years for growing weed for personal use? Get an ornery judge, and the sentence could range from 10-99 years in prison. There are better things we could be doing with our time and resources, surely.
I highly recommend everyone get involved and try to change these laws. Check out the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws to learn more.