Regulatory Framework

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) is responsible for regulating medical cannabis in the state. They oversee the implementation of the medical cannabis program, including the licensing of facilities that process, transport, test, or dispense medical cannabis [2]. The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (AGI) oversees the AMCC and the regulation of cannabis [3].

Legal Status

Market Status
Adult-Use Illegal
Medical Legal, 2021 Medical Cannabis Act, Senate Bill 46 [3]
Homegrow Illegal


Metrc is the track-and-trace system used for medical cannabis in Alabama [4].


The AMCC issues various licenses for cannabis businesses, including:

  • Cultivator
  • Processor
  • Dispensary
  • Secure transporter
  • State testing laboratory
  • Integrated facility

Each license type has specific requirements and fees. More information can be found on the AMCC website [7].

Possession Limits

Registered qualified patients 19 years of age or older are allowed to possess no more than "70 daily dosages" of medical cannabis [6].

Medical Cannabis

Patients with qualifying medical conditions can register for the medical cannabis program through the AMCC website [12]. Qualifying conditions include: [10]

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Cancer-related cachexia, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, or chronic pain
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy or a condition causing 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 a motor neuron disease or spinal cord injury
  • Terminal illness
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Chronic or intractable pain

Registered caregivers can assist patients with obtaining and using medical cannabis [12].

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