Status: In Alabama, medically qualified individuals may obtain CBD oil through a physician. All other marijuana possession, use, distribution or cultivation by an individual or business is illegal.
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Number of Alabama Licenses Available
Alabama Limited Medical Marijuana (CBD) Program Guidelines
HB61 (Leni’s Law)
- authorizes the use of low THC CBD oil for the act of limited conditions that produce seizures, but is not intended as an endorsement or authorization of medical marijuana.
- CBD oil must have less than 3% measurable THC
- Individuals are only exempt from prosecution of marijuana laws if they are the patient that has been prescribed CBD oil, or the parent of a minor patient.
- Use of CBD oil as prescribed may not be used as a cause for child endangerment cases
- health insurance is not mandated to pay for such treatments
The History of Alabama Marijuana
Alabama legalized a very limited medical marijuana bill in April 2, 2014 when Gov. Robert Bentley signed SB 174 (Carly’s Law) into law. The law only protects a small percentage of patients suffering from a debilitating epileptic condition for the use of CBD obtained by the University of Alabama. The law also does not allow for home cultivation or a state-regulated dispensary system.
In 2015, the Medical Marijuana Patient Safe Access Act, failed to reach the Senate floor.
In 2016, Leni’s Law expanded on Carly’s Law, allowing for a wider range of use for CBD oil, and for 3% of less THC to be present in the oil.