Alabama Medical Cannabis License Solutions

Our experienced team at Cannabis License Experts (CLE) will assist you in obtaining your Alabama cannabis license quickly and with an unrivaled success record. Having to repeat your Alabama cannabis license application procedure can set your business back by months and substantially reduce your earning potential. Book your free consultation today and let us show you how we’ll help you on your path to a Alabama cannabis license and much more.

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On May 17th 2021, Alabama Governor Ivey signed the Darren Wesley Hall Compassion act (SB46) legalizing medical cannabis as treatment for approved conditions. While the program is still quite limited in terms of allowed products, this marks the beginning of the legal cannabis industry in the Dixie state. As written in the bill, the Alabama cannabis licensing process is to commence September 1st, 2022. The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission will oversee the licensing and regulation of this program and are currently in the process of developing regulations ahead of the anticipated September 1st deadline.

Book a free consultation today to learn more about how Cannabis License Experts can assist you and your team on the path to licensure within Alabama.

Alabama Cannabis Licensing Requirements, Timelines, and Selection

On or before September 1st, 2022, applications for all Alabama cannabis license types will become available. The program allows for a limited number of integrated facilities (5) as well as Individual activity licenses for which license limitations have yet to be determined. Integrated Facility licenses require that licenses engage in the cultivation, processing and dispensing of Alabama cannabis products and allow for a total of 5 dispensary locations. Individual activity licenses cannot engage any other licensed activity however Individual Medical Marijuana Dispensary licenses will allow for 3 locations.
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We have contacted a few licensing company before I decided to contact with Canna licensing Experts. So far I think I have made the right choice and I am happy with the work they have done for us. The team answer questions promptly and never leave us alone. Not to mention their charge are reasonable comparing the similar type of consulting company and quality of their job.

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Brian and Kalpna at Cannabis License Experts were very pleasant, informative, and knowledgeable regarding licensing. They helped us fill out all the forms needed and guided us through the entire process. I am sure that without their guidance our application would still be in process, or have been dismissed because of some missing information.

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Financial Requirements

While final the Alabama cannabis application and licensing fees have not yet been finalized it is common for most jurisdictions as a mandatory component of the Alabama cannabis application is the requirement for a minimum amount of liquid cash on hand to ensure that applicants have the financial wherewithal from the licensing process through to the initial 2-5 years of operation General requirements for license applications include bank statements, CPA letters, Letter of Credit, or similar documentation. Additionally, a 2-3 year Pro Forma is also submitted as a component of the formal Business Plan.

SB46 establishes a minimum annual license fee of $10,000 and maximum $50,000 for all license types as well as a minimum application fee of $2,500.

Alabama Cannabis License Types

Integrated Facility (5 licenses): Allows for cultivation, manufacturing, transporting and dispensing (5 locations)
Individual License Types (license limitations tbd):
Products Allowed Under SB46
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Overall, the majority of the state is yet to fully embrace formal legalization and while the state is beginning the process of regulating medical cannabis, the program itself restricts product categories. That being said, the Dixie state holds a lot of potential for its blossoming industry and the licensing of all Alabama cannabis operations is set to begin September 2022. Due to Alabama’s low cost of living it is looked at as an attractive state for starting a business. Large auto manufacturers such as Toyota and Mazda have chosen this state for a large portion of their operations.

Real Estate & Zoning

There are applicable restrictions for certain license types with regard to geographic proximity to prohibited businesses. For instance, a dispensary may not be less than 1,000 feet from any school, day care, or child care facility. Additionally, local municipalities may choose to impose further zoning laws. Possession of real estate is often a requirement for licensing prior to application submission.
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How to get your Medical Marijuana Facility License in Alabama?

While the Alabama cannabis application period is not currently open, it is anticipated that the state will release applications by September 1st. 2022. CLE can develop a preliminary business and feasibility plan to help give an understanding of business viability within this emerging market and act as a roadmap to licensure within the state.

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When you partner with CLE, you are able to leverage our proven knowledge and best industry resources to provide you a complete Cannabis Business Solution.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following conditions qualify for medical cannabis recommendations from registered physicians.

  • 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

Under Alabama’s new medical cannabis program raw cannabis flower, food products (candies, cookies), and other products that could be smoked or vaped are not permitted. Below is a list of products that are permitted.

  • Capsules
  • Tablets
  • Gels, oils, and topical creams
  • Tinctures
  • Suppositories
  • Transdermal patches
  • Nebulizers
  • Liquid or oils for use in an inhaler
Cannabis cultivation is the process of growing cannabis within a regulated environment for the consumption via a medical or adult-use cannabis program. Generally cultivation refers to the agricultural activities associated with the propagation and growing of cannabis. Cannabis processing is when you manufacture finished cannabis products, packaging of dried flowers or manufacture and package cannabis-based products (i.e. extracts, edibles, and topicals). To be able to produce cannabis and cannabis derived products commercially a specific license is required, requirements depend on the state in which you are locating this business.
The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission will be accepting applications for license for an integrated facility, cultivator, processor, secure transporter, testing lab, and dispensary. To learn more about being prepared for this application process please book a consultation with the experts at Cannabis License Experts.
The fees for a cannabis cultivation license vary greatly depending on the state in which the facility is to be located. Also facility build out costs vary greatly depending on the type of cannabis cultivation facility (indoor, mixed-light green house, outdoor). Depending on the facility type a cultivation facility can range from 2 million to 20 million dollars.
No, because cannabis is not federally legal in the United States cannabis and cannabis products which may be legal at a state level cannot travel interstate. Cannabis and cannabis products legally grown or manufactured in the state of Alabama must be dispensed through licensed retailers within that state.
Every state which allows commercial cannabis licensing has unique requirements, some states require a certain level of ownership of the business to be held by residents of the state. Generally speaking obtaining a commercial cannabis facility license is easier in a state where you have a local reputation. To learn more about state specific requirements please book a consultation with the cannabis license experts team!

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis at the state level and new jurisdictions are consistently developing ordinance’s designing the framework for licensing at the local level.
CLE can develop a preliminary business and feasibility plan to help give an understanding of business viability within the local climate. We also provide you with insights and develop strategies with respect to facility design, construction, security compliance and digital marketing to get you sales ready.
In order to get started, reach out to one of our regulatory experts today to learn more about Cannabis Business Solutions.
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