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NEW: Applications Open for Medical Cannabis Business Licenses in Alabama

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On Thursday, September 1, the application process began in Alabama to apply for a medical cannabis business license. The news comes after the Hall Charity Act was passed last year to allow registered patients to use and safely access medical cannabis. For details on how to apply, please click here.


From now through October 17, you can submit an application for a business license to grow, process, and sell medical marijuana to the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC).

If you are interested in starting a medical cannabis growing, processing, dispensing, safe transportation, state testing laboratory, or integrated facility business, you can apply. After submitting your business application request, you will receive a form with a non-refundable application fee of $2,500 on October 24th.

“The many elements of the program come together to not only provide business and career opportunities for Alabama citizens, but most importantly, meet the needs of thousands of residents suffering from a variety of medical conditions. It is one step closer to being able to be mitigated by the appropriate use of medical cannabis products.”

John McMillan, Director, Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission

Alabama program details

After your application has been evaluated, AMCC will award the following awards:

  • 12 Cultivator License
  • 4 processor licenses
  • 4 dispensing licenses
  • 5 integrated facility licenses
  • Unspecified number of safe transportation and state test lab licenses.

“Throughout developing the program, the committee’s focus has been to ensure that future patients receive high-quality, safe, and affordable products. Begin evaluating applicants for medical cannabis businesses. We hope that our efforts will foster a model program where licensees of medical cannabis businesses in Alabama provide trusted and safe products to qualified patients.”

Dr. Stephen Stokes, Chairman and Oncologist of the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission

Under Alabama’s program, medical cannabis may be recommended for patients diagnosed with the following medical conditions:

  • autism spectrum disorder
  • cancer-related pain or nausea
  • Crohn’s disease
  • depression
  • Epilepsy or a condition that causes seizures
  • HIV/AIDS-related nausea or weight loss
  • panic disorder
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • persistent nausea
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • sickle cell anemia
  • Spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury
  • Tourette syndrome
  • terminal illness
  • or conditions that cause chronic or intractable pain.

No raw plant materials, products administered by smoking or vaping, or foods such as cookies or candy are permitted under this program. Tablets, tinctures, gels, oils or creams, transdermal patches, etc. may be See the full list of permitted products.

According to the timeline, licenses could be issued by June 2023, and medical cannabis products should be available to the public by late 2023 or early 2024.

Learn more about the Alabama Medical Cannabis Program here. Ready to apply? Submit your application now.

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