Commercial Applications Open for Medical Marijuana Licenses in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Beginning September 1, 2022, the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) will begin allowing anyone to apply for a license to sell medical marijuana in the state.

The license will allow people to grow, process and sell medical marijuana under the Alabama Compassion Act. October 17 is the deadline to apply for a license.

You can request a commercial application here.

According to the SMAC website, only those who submit a “business application request” will receive a business application form. These forms will be given to anyone who requests them on October 24th.

The non-refundable application fee for all license types is $2,500.

SMAC says it will begin accepting these applications on October 31, with an application deadline before December 30. According to the commission, candidates will be able to modify their applications or correct deficiencies until certain dates next year.

Licenses could be issued by June 2023, depending on the timeline. Medical cannabis products are expected to be available to the public in Alabama by late 2023 or early 2024.

On Thursday, August 11, the commission approved a plan that will begin the licensing process for companies wishing to participate in the state’s new medical marijuana industry.

Amendments to Alabama’s medical marijuana bill, passed in 2021, include the following:

  • Definition of a Cannabis Lot
  • Fewer security guards required at dispensaries
  • The dispensary doors only need to be strong enough not to be knocked over easily.
  • Dispensaries will not be required to be stand-alone buildings

You can find all relevant information about license types, annual fees, resources, and frequently asked questions on the SMAC website here.


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