Patient and Caregiver Registration

The Alabama’s medical cannabis program is under development and is not registering patients or caregivers at this time.

Beginning September 1, 2022, the Commission will begin to accept medical cannabis business applications. Once the business licenses have been awarded, physicians may begin the certification process to recommend medical cannabis to qualified patients.

Please check the AMCC website often for program updates.

General Information

Qualifying Conditions 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cancer related cachexia, nausea or vomiting, weight loss, 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 Multiple Sclerosis or spinal cord injury
  • A terminal illness
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Condition causing chronic or intractable pain

Patient and Caregiver Qualifications 

  • For Patient:
    • State resident
    • 19 or older
    • Certified by registered physician
    • Has qualifying condition
    • Registered with the Commission
    • Has been issued a valid medical cannabis card
  • For Patient Under 19:
    • State resident
    • Certified by registered physician
    • Has qualifying condition
    • Has caregiver who is parent or guardian
  • For Caregiver:
    • State resident
    • Registered with Commission
    • Issued a medical cannabis caregiver card
    • At least 21 years old (unless parent/guardian of a registered qualified patient)
    • May purchase and possess medical cannabis, but may not use medical cannabis unless he/she is also a registered qualified patient

Medical Cannabis Products

Allowed Products:

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

Prohibited Products:

  • Raw plant material
  • Products that could be smoked or vaped
  • Food products such as cookies or candies