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This is How You Will Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Alabama
The Status of Cannabis Legalization in Alabama
Recreational cannabis is illegal in Alabama, but CBD oil is allowed for specific medical conditions. First-time possession of personal amounts is a misdemeanor, while repeated possession or possession with intent to sell is treated as a felony.
For now, an affirmative defense can be used for those with a debilitating epileptic condition who have used or possessed CBD with a prescription authorized by the University of Alabama (UAB) Department of Neurology.
The only way to legally obtain CBD is through a prescription by a board-certified neurologist through the authority of the UAB Department of Neurology. Patients diagnosed with debilitating epileptic ailments by a certified neurologist may discuss using CBD oil as a treatment in the municipalities of: Anniston, Auburn, Birmingham, Clanton, Cullman, Dauphin Island, Dothan, Eufaula, Fairhope, Fort Payne, Gadsden, Gulf Shores, Guntersville, Homewood, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Mountain Brook, Opelika, Orange Beach, Phenix City, Prattville, Selma, Sylacauga, Talladega, Troy, Tuscaloosa, Tuskegee, Vestavia Hills, Wetumpka
CBD oil is available to medical marijuana patients for a limited range of conditions and must be prescribed by a doctor with whom the patient has had a longstanding relationship.
- Cachexia, or wasting syndrome
- Severe or chronic pain
- Severe nausea
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms
- Any other condition that is both severe and resistant to conventional medicine as diagnosed and documented by a doctor with whom the patient has a bona fide doctor-patient relationship
Those who wish to take part in Alabama’s CBD oil program must contact the UAB Department of Neurology and have the following information available:
- A Cover Letter Checklist
- A referral letter from their treating neurologist that includes documentation of a qualifying condition
- Proof of Alabama residency