Alabama became the 37th state to legalize medical cannabis through Senate Bill 46, which was signed by Governor Kay Ivey on May 17, 2021. The senate bill outlines rules for the cultivation, sale, and consumption of medicinal marijuana for qualifying patients. Applications for the program are expected to begin in 2022.

Adult use of cannabis in Alabama remains prohibited. Despite this fact, the passing of any progressive cannabis legislation is a major win for the people of Alabama and the southern United States as a whole. Stay tuned as more cannabis reform progress unfolds.