The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) was established by the Alabama legislature during the 2021 legislative session and signed into law by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. The AMCC consists of fourteen board members appointed by the Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Senate Pro Tem., Agriculture and Industries Commissioner, State Health Officer, Attorney General, and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Board members must have expertise in a range of fields, including medicine, pharmacy, agricultural lending and practices, law enforcement, legal compliance, and mental health.
The AMCC works to implement and administer the laws by making medical cannabis derived from cannabis grown in Alabama available to registered qualified patients and by licensing facilities that process, transport, test or dispense medical cannabis. The AMCC is authorized to both administer and enforce the laws and rules relating to medical cannabis.
Dispensaries are required to be licensed by the Commission. Dispensaries shall be licensed in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter, § 20-2A-64, Code of Alabama 1975 (as amended), and other applicable sections of the Act. Dispensary Licenses shall be awarded only to qualified applicants.
The Commission shall grant no more than four dispensary licenses.
Each dispensary licensee may operate no more than three dispensing sites, provided that each dispensing site shall be located in a separate county from other dispensing sites operated by the same dispensary licensee.