Meet With a Medical Marijuana Doctor in Alabama

Well, this is awkward.

It looks like we are not currently helping patients in Alabama to get their medical marijuana cards. However, you can take advantage of our Personalized Consults as an Alabama resident to better understand how cannabis and CBD may be helpful to you.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in AL

1BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

When we’re booking appointments in Alabama, you will schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in AL through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You will need medical records and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.

2CONSULT WITH A MMJ DOCTOR

Consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete and if you are approved, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana. Once you have this, you can then apply to the state.

3GET APPROVED

Once you are approved, you’ll register with the state and submit an application. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval and mail your card. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

In Alabama, patients will need to re-certify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in Alabama

Alabama is blatantly hard on cannabis convictions, most recently sentencing a disabled black veteran up to five years for driving through the state with medical marijuana, reports the Washington Post. 

In 2019, the decriminalization bill SB 98 lifted the penalty for possession; however, HB 96, the House version, got rejected by one vote. The full Senate never even voted on it. Ironically, the arrest comes after the Heart of Dixie Senate approved medical cannabis in March of 2020, finally giving needed relief to the thousands of Alabamians who suffer from dozens of conditions treatable by the plant. 

By a 22-11 vote, the legislation that lay in waiting since 2019 finally passed under SB 165, also called the Compassion Act. But there is another delay, however. Due to COVID-19, that legislation sits dormant again, waiting for final approval. 

While Alabama is working out both decriminalization and medicinal legalization, Veriheal is watching for any state action, ready to report it when citizens can begin taking advantage of a medical cannabis license based on their qualifying conditions. We look forward to being one of the foremost companies to assist patients in attaining a legal cannabis license.

Qualifying Conditions in Alabama

The bill will allow medicinal cannabis in the treatment of dozens of conditions that qualify for a prescription. To apply for a card, Alabamians will have to present a letter from a physician recommending medical cannabis and apply for a medical cannabis license to attain a prescription. The fee to apply will be $65, and out-of-state patients will be able to register for a 60-day temporary card. Alabama medical cannabis license holders will be allowed to possess up to 70 daily doses not over 75 mg of THC. Qualifying conditions will include: 

Caregivers in Alabama

Caregivers are allowed in the state of Alabama, with patients’ loved ones allowed to pick up their prescription on their behalf. Patients under the age of 19 must have their caregiver pick up their prescriptions. Cultivation is illegal in Alabama for both medical and recreational purposes. If found growing cannabis, criminal charges and fines are possible as a result of breaking the law. 

Additionally, the state is not presently issuing any type of business license to cultivate cannabis at this time. Still in its infancy, the medical cannabis legalization in Alabama will take time to grow. Thousands of citizens will have safe and legal access to medical cannabis, which conclusively eases certain conditions in Alabama.

Possession and Cultivation of Medical Marijuana in Alabama

While several rules and regulations surrounding the new medicinal cannabis program in Alabama are being created, the state already has a formal CBD oil program under Len’s Law, legislation that was passed to legalize CBD oil with up to 3 mg of THC. To register for the CBD program, all applications must be made with the University of Alabama Birmingham Neurology Department. 

To receive a medical license for CBD, a patient must prove they are a resident of Alabama, and have a physician’s referral letter based on a qualifying condition. Continue to stay posted on Alabama’s developing medical cannabis program legislation, qualifying conditions, cultivation laws, and caregiver requirements with Veriheal’s platform, which is updated monthly to provide the most current and credible cannabis news.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Marijuana legal in Alabama?

Marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes only, with those holding an Alabama cannabis license allowed to purchase, cultivate and possess up to 12 plants or 2.5 ounces at a time. Every two weeks, a licensee can purchase another 2.5 ounces.

The only place to safely consume cannabis is in a private residence even if you hold a medical marijuana license.

With a prescription from a board certified neurologist, Alabama residents can legally purchase CBD oil in 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, and Selma Beach.

CBD oil costs vary depending on the type and dosage, which can only be sold to those who have a medical marijuana card. It is otherwise illegal for cannabis or mind- or mood-altering controlled substances to be sold, delivered or distributed in the state.

There are no medical marijuana licenses being approved in the state of Alabama for residents or non-residents.

Places to Visit in Alabama After Enjoying Your Medicine

Alabama, the state of Yellowhammer, is an amazing state to discover, and there are many amazingly lovely cities, towns and places to see. There are a number of tourist attractions and stuff to do for all ages and interests in Alabama State. Some of the most significant Civil Rights landmarks, museums, and historic sites are housed in several Alabama towns. It also has lovely waterfalls, flea markets and special places for weddings. With our list of top tourist attractions in Alabama, find the best places to visit in the state.

Birmingham

Beginning with Birmingham, a cosmopolitan town right in the hot southern core, there are various tours about the town's role in the Civil Rights Movement. After spending some time absorbing the state’s rich history, Tannehill Historical State Park furthers the experience, teaching visitors about the city’s vibrant iron industry. For some serious history, the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park offers glimpses of the impressive World War II vessel and submarine as well as walk-through tours.

Birmingham Zoo

Some other great spots to chill and enjoy the impressive scenery is the Montgomery or Birmingham Zoo, where animals of all sizes and colors live comfortably among the lush landscape. If feeling bold, go-karts, arcade games, and miniature gold await at Adventure Land, a great place to spend the afternoon. Lastly, if the season is right, Alabama offers great Splash Adventure, a water-themed amusement park to cool off after a drive in the car. While Alabama continues its formal CBD program and sees more and more states approve medical licenses for the dozens of qualifying conditions, surely the Yellowhammer State will do what’s best for citizens who can benefit from medical cannabis.

Data Last Updated 10/17/2020

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