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Alabama Medical Marijuana Committee Approves License Changes


The Alabama medical marijuana program has been stagnant for some time in terms of when they will launch. However, the Alabama medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) made some changes last week that will impact every hopeful medical marijuana patient in the state.


A set of proposed rules were approved on August 11th that will begin the process of licensing companies for the medical marijuana industry.


There were also a few changes to the 2021 medical marijuana bill, including a change to the definition of a cannabis batch and security rules regarding dispensaries.


Timelines

The good news is that this gives us a rough timeline for the medical marijuana program in Alabama!


Anyone who wants to get a license to grow, process, test, or transport cannabis can begin their application on September 1, 2022.


As far as potential patients, the AMCC says they will begin accepting applications on October 31, with a deadline to apply by December 30, 2022.


For licenses, applicants are looking at issue dates predicted around June 2023, and products should become available to the public by late 2023 or early 2024.


What Qualifies?

In order to get a medical marijuana card, you will need to have a diagnosis for one of the following conditions:

  • Autism

  • Cancer-related weight loss or chronic pain

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Depression, epilepsy or any condition causing seizures

  • HIV/AIDS-related nausea or weight loss

  • Panic disorder

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Persistent nausea not related to pregnancy

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

  • Spasticity associated with diseases including ALS, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries

  • Terminal illnesses

  • Tourette’s

  • Chronic pain for which conventional therapies and opiates should not be used or are ineffective

The good news is that even if you don’t see your condition listed, you may still qualify if your condition causes you pain.


What Products Will I Be Able to Buy?

Unfortunately, for the time being, the state legislation will not allow cannabis flower, vapes, or edibles to be made or sold.


However, the state has approved cannabis tablets, gel cubes, capsules, or tinctures for oral use. If you are looking for a topical, the state has approved oils, gels, and creams. Suppositories, nebulizers, transdermal patches, liquids, and oils, will also be available for purchase as medicine.


Be Prepared

If you think medical marijuana may benefit you, why not apply? Here at Alabama Marijuana Card, we can help!


The best thing you can do is be prepared when the Alabama medical marijuana program launches.


Reserve an evaluation online today with one of our compassionate cannabis doctors, and as soon as the rules for the state’s medical marijuana plan are finalized, our medical staff will be ready to help determine whether or not you qualify.


We’ll make an appointment for you just as soon as we’re cleared to, and you and your new doctor will discuss your conditions and whether you qualify for an Alabama Marijuana Card. And if you make your reservation online today, you’ll even save $25 off the cost of your evaluation!


 

Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.


At Alabama Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.


If you have any questions, call us at (833) 781-5633, or simply reserve a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!


Check out Alabama Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information.

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