Alabama: Medical Marijuana Handbook


Alabama Marijuana Tax Rate

Sales Tax Medical Excise Tax Medical Max Medical Tax Sales Tax Recreational Excise Tax Recreational Max Recreational Tax
9.00% 9.00% 18.00% N/A N/A N/A

2024 Alabama Medical Marijuana Handbook

Alabama has 4 bordering states consisting of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

Medical marijuana is legal in Florida , but they choose not to tax medical marijuana. There is no cannabis excise tax charged on medical marijuana in Florida.

Medical Marijuana is illegal in Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi, so there is no tax on medical marijuana in those states.

About Alabama Medical Marijuana

Is medical marijuana legal in Alabama?

Yes, medical marijuana is legal in Alabama

When and how did Alabama legalize marijuana for medical use?

Alabama legalized medical marijuana in 2021. This law was passed using SB 46 and passed with a vote of 66.67%. The official name for this law is the Darren Wesley 'Ato' Hall Compassion Act Darren Wesley 'Ato' Hall Compassion Act

Alabama Medical Marijuana possession limits


  • 70 daily doses


  • N/A

Raw plant material cannot be used. Vaporization, smoking or the consumption of cannabis edibles are not allowed.

Is it legal to grow marijuana for medicinal use at home in Alabama?

No, medical marijuana patients are not allowed to grow marijuana for medicinal use a home.

Are there medical dispensaries available to patients?

Yes, as long as the patient presents the appropriate documentation for Alabama.

Dispensaries must be located 1000 feet from schools, daycares, or childcare facilities. Dispensaries must have surveillance equipment and maintain surveillance records for 60 days. They can sell and dispense at the dispensary site to patients and caregivers. They must enter all information into the seed to sale tracking system.

Is there a list of specific conditions for medical marijuana in Alabama?

  • autism
  • cancer
  • related pain
  • nausea
  • weight loss
  • Crohn’s
  • epilepsy
  • HIV/AIDS-related nausea
  • persistent nausea that has not significantly responded to other treatments, with exceptions
  • PTSD
  • sickle cell anemia
  • panic disorder
  • depression
  • Tourette’s
  • Parkinson's disease
  • spasticity related to multiple sclerosis
  • a motor neuron disease
  • spinal cord injury
  • terminal illness
  • condition causing intractable or chronic pain “in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or has proved ineffective.”

The list above, and more detailed information on it, can be found in the Alabama medical marijuana law

Does Alabama have a medical registry system or ID card?

Yes, Alabama keeps track of their medical marijuna patients.

An electronic patient and caregiver registry known as the Alabama Medical Cannabis Registry System tracks the qualification of both patients and caregivers. It also receives and records all physician certifications. The registry also validates patient and caregiver cards, tracks all purchases, and determines if the sales are within permissible limits.

Does Alabama recognize patients from other states?

No, Alabama does not recognize patients from any state.

Are there any age restrictions for medical marijuana in Alabama?

Medical marijuana products are available to qualifying patients over the age of 19. Patients under 19 much have a guardian pick up the medical marijuana. Minors cannot use or be recommended medical marijuana that contains more than 0.3 percent THC.

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