Alabama cannabis business compliance guide

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Market Type

Alabama is regulated by the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) Alabama only allows the sale of medical cannabis to registered qualifying patients.Β 

Metrc & Inventory

Alabama has selected METRC as their state traceability system. In Alabama, patient allotments are tracked directly within the seed-to-sale system. All inventory actions and sales must be reported in real time.Β 

Purchase Limits

In Alabama, a qualifying patient may purchase up to:
A 60 day supply of cannabis, or
A number of doses equal to the number of days since the patient’s last purchase, or
An amount as recommended by a registered physician.Β 

Days Supply may vary by patient, however a standard supply is benchmarked at 50mg. With physician approval, a day’s supply may be increased to 75mg per day. Terminally ill patients may be prescribed more than 75mg per day.

Minor patients in Alabama may not purchase products that exceed 3% THC


Medical cannabis sales are subject to a 9% gross proceeds tax.Β 


Cannabis delivery is not permitted in Alabama.Β 

State Resources


Recent Updates

On August 10, 2023 Alabama awarded the first Cannabis licenses in the state.

Final Licenses for Alabama are set to be awarded Dec. 2023.



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