General FAQ

When will medical cannabis product be available?

The date when medical cannabis will be available is uncertain. Please check this website frequently for updates.

When can I apply for a license to grow and/or manufacture medical cannabis?

Beginning September 1, 2022, a person may apply to the commission for a license for an integrated facility or for a license as a cultivator processor, secure transporter, state testing laboratory or dispensary.

What physicians are approved to issue medical cannabis cards in Alabama?

Currently no physicians are approved to certify patients.

What types of medical cannabis products are approved for use in Alabama?

Allowed Products:

  • Tablets
  • Capsules
  • Tinctures
  • Gels, oils, and creams for topical use
  • Suppositories
  • Transdermal patches
  • Nebulizers
  • Liquids or oils for use in an inhaler

Products That Are Not Allowed:

  • Raw plant material
  • Products that could be smoked or vaped
  • Food products such as cookies or candies
Does insurance cover the cost of medical cannabis?

Health insurers are not required to cover the cost of medical cannabis.

Where are the dispensaries located?

There are no dispensaries in Alabama at this time.

What conditions qualify for medical cannabis treatment?
  • Autism
  • Cancer-related weight loss or chronic pain
  • Crohn’s
  • Depression, epilepsy or condition causing seizures
  • HIV/AIDS-related nausea or weight loss
  • Panic disorder
  • Parkinson’s
  • Persistent nausea not related to pregnancy
  • PTSD
  • Sickle Cell
  • 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
What are the age restrictions?

Patients 19 or older with a qualifying condition could receive a medical cannabis card to buy the products. Parents and others could register as caregivers to obtain the products for minors.

Is it illegal to use or sell medical marijuana for purposes other than what’s allowed under the law?

Yes – it is illegal to distribute, possess, manufacture, or use medical cannabis or a medical cannabis product that has been diverted from a registered qualified patient, a registered caregiver, or a licensed cultivator, processor, secure transporter, dispensary, or a state testing laboratory.