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Only 10 medical cannabis applications received as deadline looms, says Medical Cannabis director John McMillan

Thursday afternoon marks the application deadline for anyone hoping to get in on the medical cannabis business in Alabama.

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Mobile Council members walk out of meeting on medical marijuana as heated debate continues

The debate over whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries within Mobile's city limits got heated Monday night resulting in council members walking out of the meeting.

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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission vows to help law enforcement track products from 'seed to sale'

While questions remain among some law enforcement agencies regarding policing procedures, AMCC External Affairs Director Brittany Peters said the commission plans to have systems in place so it, as well as law enforcement, can track the entire medical marijuana process, from “seed to sale.”

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Medical Cannabis Commission director McMillan: Over 566 medical cannabis requests received; Applications to go out next week

Director of Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission John McMillan said applications for licenses will be going out October 24 along with guidelines on what the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) is looking for.

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Cullman passes resolution to authorize medical cannabis sites in city limits

The city of Cullman is preparing to authorize medical cannabis growing, processing and dispensing locations.

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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission votes in favor of rules

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission adopted rules and regulations for the new Alabama medical marijuana industry at the Commission's August meeting.

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Stakeholders express concerns with cannabis rules

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission held a public hearing on Thursday where stakeholders and citizens were allowed to express their opinions on the proposed rules for the Alabama cannabis industry.

Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission awards contract after lengthy debate

“Recommendations from people that we don’t know who they are or what criteria they used in making their recommendation is not acceptable. I don’t believe there should be anonymity,” said Alabama Medical Cannabis Commissioner Loree Skelton on the proposal to award Metric the seed to sale tracking system contract for the state's cannabis program.

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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission releases draft rules

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission met on Thursday. Items discussed included new rules to govern the industry as well as presentations from Louisiana and Ohio officials on how those states dispense their medical marijuana. There will be a public hearing on the proposed rules on July 14.

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Blanchard says medical marijuana is a done deal; opposes recreational use

Gubernatorial candidate Lynda “Lindy” Blanchard was in Birmingham last week speaking with the Greater Birmingham Young Republicans....

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Legislature to consider a supplemental State General Fund appropriations bill

The 2022 State General Fund budget (SGF) was the largest in the history of the state. Last year the Alabama Legislature predicted robust...

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Top 10 political issues of 2021

2021 is ending this week. 2021 was not the best of times for a number of reasons. This is a look back at the year that was and the...

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Medical cannabis moving forward for September licensing

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission met Thursday for its monthly meeting. The commission has been tasked by...

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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission will not rush marijuana licenses

By Brandon Moseley On Thursday, October 14, 2021, the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission announced that they do not have any intention...