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This is How You Will Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Alabama



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.



Consult with a doctor for 15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana and approve you. Once you have this you can then use that to apply to the state.



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.

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.

Qualifying Conditions

  • Cachexia, or wasting syndrome
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Seizures
  • 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

Application Process

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


Data last updated 01/23/2019