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Cannabis dispensaries are not yet open in Alabama. Applications are expected to begin being issued in the fall of 2022, with the first sales coming later. Once stores are open, registered patients will be able to purchase up to 60 daily doses at a time. Patients under 19 will need a parent, guardian, or caregiver to pick up their prescription.


Is marijuana legal in Alabama?

Medical marijuana was legalized in Alabama with the signing of SB46, “The Darren Wesley “Ato” Hall Compassion Act,”  into law on May 17, 2021. Recreational adult-use cannabis remains illegal.

Can patients under 18 register for the medical marijuana program?

Yes, minors may participate in the medical marijuana program with the assistance of a caregiver, including a parent or guardian. However, patients under 19 may not receive more than 3% THC in their prescriptions.

How much marijuana can I buy/possess in Alabama?

Registered patients may purchase up to 60 daily doses at a time, and possess up to 70 daily doses at once.

Where can I buy marijuana in Alabama?

Registered patients may purchase medical cannabis from state licensed dispensaries expected to open in 2022.

Can non-residents apply for a medical card?

No, only Alabama residents may apply to the state medical cannabis program.

What types of cannabis products does Alabama allow?

Alabama only allows medical cannabis to be administered via:

Legal Cannabis Types in Alabama:

  • Pills
  • Gelatin cubes
  • Lozenges
  • Oils
  • Suppositories
  • Nebulizers
  • Transdermal patches

What areas prohibit cannabis consumption in Alabama?

Consumption, and even possession, are prohibited in K-12 schools, child care facilities, and correctional facilities. Consumption while driving or before driving also remains illegal.

Does Alabama accept out of state medical marijuana licenses?

No, there are no medical cannabis reciprocity laws in Alabama.

Can I grow my own marijuana at home?

No, only licensed commercial cultivators may grow cannabis.