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Medical Marijuana Law in Alabama

The Proposition Ballot #203, called the “Arizona Medical Marijuana Act,”was approved in 2010.

The new law permits qualifying patients to register for medical marijuana prescriptions from a nonprofit pharmacy for the sole purpose of personal possession to treat conditions linked to a debilitating medical condition. Said patients would need to obtain documentation for their primary physician that such use would be of benefit in treatment of illness.

Under the jurisdiction of the Alabama Dept of Health Services, a registry is established for patients to obtain and renew a web-based approval form that can be accessed by the Department Health Services and state law enforcement agencies to verify prescription ID cards. Each nonprofit pharmacy will also be issued a separate and distinct ID number and the total number of marijuana dispensaries in the state may not exceed 124 at this time.

The conditions under which medical marijuana may be prescribed for patients in the state of Alabama are limited to:

Glaucoma, cancer, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease, wasting syndrome, chronic and/or severe pain, epileptic seizures, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, and debilitating and chronic nausea.

Possession and/or cultivation of marijuana in Alabama:  Certified patients or registered caregivers are allowed to have up to 2.5 ounces during any fourteen day period received from a certified nonprofit pharmacy. Should the registered patient reside more than twenty five miles from the nearest nonprofit dispensary, the said patient or certified caregiver can cultivate no more than a dozen marijuana plants in a secure facility with lock and key.